Vagrant in Fedora

Alex Drahon adrahon at
Tue Sep 24 12:52:54 UTC 2013

On 24/09/13 13:19, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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

Thank you, will try this.

> 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:

Very interesting, I'll look into that.

>> 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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