Heads up: nc replaced by nmap ncat
contyk at redhat.com
Tue Jul 24 13:18:16 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 06:00:46PM +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 04:03:00PM +0200, Petr Šabata wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:07:30AM -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> > > On 07/19/2012 05:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > >
> > > >When a libvirt client connects to a remote machine, the libvirt client
> > > >sends the "nc -U ..." command over ssh. So every libvirt on any
> > > >distro that might connect to a Rawhide libvirtd must be changed to
> > > >send a "socat ..." command instead.
> > >
> > > Alternatively, perhaps a compatibility script called 'nc' could
> > > execute the appropriate socat command?
> > That sounds like an acceptable temporary solution until ncat
> > supports UNIX sockets too.
> For what it's worth, I think this change broke GNOME Boxes build:
> DEBUG util.py:257: Error: Package: libvirt-client-0.9.13-1.fc18.i686 (build)
> DEBUG util.py:257: Requires: nc
> and I indeed get:
> $ repoquery --releasever=rawhide --whatprovides nc
> No package provides nc
> libvirt.spec has:
> %package client
> # So remote clients can access libvirt over SSH tunnel
> # (client invokes 'nc' against the UNIX socket on the server)
> Requires: nc
That was just a temporary issue (no nmap-6.01-2+ builds in the
repository while nc was dead). gnome-boxes builds fine now
(since July 20).
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