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Re: [PATCH, RFC] xfsprogs: add xfs_loggen

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] xfsprogs: add xfs_loggen
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 10:47:44 -0400
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 04:48:01PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > The loggen utility in xfstests is the only remaining reason why
> > something outside libxfs would need libxfs, libxlog and their headers.
> > 
> > So just move it to xfsprogs but only install it with a special
> > make install-qa-tools so that it does not get installed by default.
> > Still easier to provide an xfsprogs-qa subpackage for those that want
> > to run xfsqa.
> 
> Ok, and the xfsqa tests can then skip loggen tests if it's not found.

Yeah.

> TBH I'd be pretty unlikely to bother with an xfsprogs-qa package for
> Fedora, consisting of exactly one binary... hardly seems worth it.
> 
> But I guess I don't see a better way :)  At least this way we can build
> it w/o the cross-package deps.

It would be really great to have it packaged..

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