In this recipe we are going to install the Python libvirt module and its dependencies, create a new virtual environment, and install the
iPython command shell for interactive computing.
For this recipe we are going to need the following:
- An Ubuntu host, with libvirt and QEMU installed and configured
debian.imgraw image file we built in the Installing custom OS on the image with debootstrap recipe from Chapter 1, Getting Started with QEMU and KVM
- The Python 2.7 interpreter, usually provided by the
To install the Python libvirt module, the
iPython utility, and to create a new virtual environment for our tests, follow these steps:
- Install the Python development packages
root@kvm:~# apt-get install python-pip python-dev pkg-config build-essential autoconf libvirt-dev root@kvm:~# pip install virtualenv Downloading/unpacking virtualenv Downloading virtualenv-15.1.0-py2.py3-none-any...