I’ve finally gotten around to installing RHEL8 as my primary desktop. One of my main use cases is to automatically build and configure vm’s using vagrant for testing.
A few things are subtly different on RHEL8, so I thought i’d share my learning (and some of the hacks i’ve put in place until I can investigate further).
sudo yum -y install libvirt \ libvirt-devel \ ruby-devel \ libxslt-devel \ libxml2-devel \ libguestfs-tools-c \ ruby-devel \ gcc
Start the libvirt service
sudo systemctl enable --now libvirtd
Download packer into a Packer subdirectory (customise to taste)
mkdir ~/Packer cd ~/Packer curl -o ./packer.zip https://releases.hashicorp.com/packer/1.4.1/packer_1.4.1_linux_amd64.zip unzip packer.zip
Download vagrant CentOS rpm (I’l probably tweak this later, but it works fine for now)
mkdir ~/Vagrant cd ~/Vagrant curl -o vagrant_2.2.4_x86_64.rpm https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/2.2.4/vagrant_2.2.4_x86_64.rpm sudo yum install -y ./vagrant_2.2.4_x86_64.rpm
Install the vagrant libvirt plugin
CONFIGURE_ARGS='with-ldflags=-L/opt/vagrant/embedded/lib with-libvirt-include=/usr/include/libvirt with-libvirt-lib=/usr/lib' GEM_HOME=~/.vagrant.d/gems GEM_PATH=$GEM_HOME:/opt/vagrant/embedded/gems PATH=/opt/vagrant/embedded/bin:$PATH vagrant plugin install vagrant-libvirt
Test your vagrant project by specifying the provider
vagrant up --provider=libvirt
The following worked fine for me, let me know if you get any issues.