Vagrant in Fedora

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Tue Sep 24 12:19:58 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 08:15:34AM -0400, Alexandre Drahon wrote:
> The rubygems issues look like they can be solved with Mo's help. The policykit stuff is more tricky, mainly because I have no idea how it works, so I really need help here. Here are the problems I'm currently facing: 
> 1. I'm working on a minimal install to make sure I pull the right
> dependencies (including qemu etc.), but I need an auth agent for polkit,
> should I have a dependency on pkexec?

I think you probably should just should do "Requires: polkit" (which is the
package which contains pkexec). This is faster than file dependencies.

> 2. Every time the vagrant command is invoked, the user needs to connect to
> qemu:///system, may have to change virtual networks (destroy/create),
> change some NFS shares and firewall rules. What's the best way to manage
> all that, should I provide a custom policy (how do I create it?), maybe as
> an option? Should I create a vagrant group with some privileges? Or give
> them to the wheel group? Will it create security issues on the system?

I think that all falls squarely under this:

> Maybe solving point 1 is enough to have a working vagrant-kvm environment,
> but the issues in 2 hinder the usability of Vagrant (because you have to
> authenticate during the command execution) and makes vagrant-kvm not as
> fluid as with VirtualBox. My goal has been from the beginning to provide
> the full Vagrant experience using KVM, so I hope we can solve that.

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