Libvirt is a library for management of virtualized operating systems. Initially supporting the Xen hypervisor, it provides a generic driver backend to allow implementations for management of arbitrary hypervisors (QEMU, UML, etc). The library aims to provide a long term stable API to isolate applications from instability in the APIs of the underlying virtualization technology. The core library API is written in C, with bindings for Python and a command line tool for shell scripting also provided. The library allows either full read-write access to the hypervisor, or for unprivileged use a secure read-only channel (eg for monitoring).
Author: Daniel Berrange <dan [at] berrange [dot] com>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 25% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 2.77 MB, 146 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gcc gettext glibc grep libxml linux-header make ncurses net-tools python rat readline sed setuptools sysfiles tar udev util-linux webcdwriter xen-tools zlib
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).