Vagrant in Fedora

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon Sep 23 13:29:23 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 08:37:33AM -0400, Alexandre Drahon wrote:
> nothing engineering related), I wrote the vagrant-kvm plugin on my spare
> time to make it work on my Fedora laptop, though there's now a (much more
> qualified) second maintainer who is also providing support for Ubuntu
> through a PPA. Matthew asked me if I wanted to work on packaging Vagrant
> and the KVM plugin for Fedora 20, and I foolishly accepted ;)

Hi Alex. Thanks so much for letting me trick you into doing this. :)

> 1. I have a vagrant RPM that installs and works as expected, there's some
> minimal patching involved which has to do with the fact that Vagrant
> expect to be running in it's own Ruby 1.9.3 environment in /opt


> 2. There was also some patching involved to make the plugin system work,
> although I haven't tested plugins extensively (some stuff breaks like
> rubygems loading path) and providing common plugins as RPMs looks like the
> better way in Fedora.

Are there some in particular we should be looking at? Maybe we can get other
people to chip in there once the base package is in.

> 3. I had to build my own rubygems-childprocess (current Fedora package is
> very old) and rubygems-log4r (not provided in Fedora) RPMs, but I don't
> know how I should submit them (package review ticket?). There's a existing
> ticket for log4r , I
> added it as a dependency to the Vagrant ticket.

It looks like Mo Morsi is an approved committer for that package
and could maybe add you as a co-maintainer too. Mo just responded to this
thread in another post so that seems like a good possibility. :)

> 4. I've packaged vagrant-kvm as a RPM and it installs, but I'm running
> into serious issues with Policykit. I don't think I'll be able to solve
> that without help, I'm not even sure what's the right way to do it.

I used to know all about policykit but it has changed a lot in newer
versions. I know who to ask, though, for anything beyond what I can help
with -- Miloslav Trmač (mitr) is the current RH maintainer. What's the

> Looks pretty good, right? 


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