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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools: make flask utils build unconditional

On Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 08:14:23AM -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> On 1/4/16 6:28 AM, Wei Liu wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 10:46:43PM -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> >> The flask utilities only have dependencies on libxc so there's no
> >> downside to always building it. Distros and projects based on Xen can
> >> put these utilities into a different package and not install them for
> >> everyone. Prior to this change FLASK_ENABLE needs to be a top level
> >> variable however after this change FLASK_ENABLE only affects xen/.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > While it is true about the dependency, enabling flask build
> > unconditionally in toolstack will leave a xenpolicy-$VERSION installed
> > in /boot. Not sure how that will be useful to Xen without flask support.
> > 
> > It is true that packager can pick that into separate package, but for
> > people installing from source, this might be a bit confusing.
> > 
> > Wei.
> Wei,
> This is actually not correct. The installation of that file is
> controlled by the ./configure script with --enable-xsmpolicy and
> --disable-xsmpolicy.
> This patch just makes the utilities be unconditionally built.

You're right. I misread. Sorry for the noise.

Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>


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