Libvirt Python Binding README ============================= This package provides a python binding to the libvirt.so, libvirt-qemu.so and libvirt-lxc.so library APIs. It is written to build against any version of libvirt that is 0.9.11 or newer. This code is distributed under the terms of the LGPL version 2 or later. The module can be built by following the normal python module build process python setup.py build sudo python setup.py install or to install as non-root python setup.py build python setup.py install --user If python-nose is installed, you can test the package with python setup.py test A makefile shim is provided so that you can do make && make check rather than directly invoking setup.py. As of libvirt 1.2.6, it is possible to develop against an uninstalled libvirt.git checkout, by setting PKG_CONFIG_PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variables to point into that libvirt tree; you can even automate this by using libvirt's run script: /path/to/libvirt/run python setup.py build Patches for this code should be sent to the main libvirt development mailing list http://libvirt.org/contact.html#email To send patches, it is strongly recommended to use the 'git send-email' command. Make sure the mails mention that the patch is for the python binding. This can be done by setting a config parameter in the local git checkout git config format.subjectprefix "PATCH python"