I can't see a difference in the type of questions that have one tag or the other. People seem to indifferently use one or the other.
libvirt library and the
libvirtd daemon interact with each other, and there is no alternative implementation of either as far as I know, very few issues involve only the library or only the daemon. Furthermore, “libvirt” is also the name of the project as a whole, including both the library and the daemon.
Therefore I think the tags should be merged.
If anyone thinks the tags should remain separate, please:
- Explain when one should use one or the other.
- Explain how this matches current usage. If it doesn't, explain how to avoid having too many people use the wrong tag in the future.
If you think that some questions about some aspect of libvirt should use different tags, then different tag names may be in order.
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I've created a synonym between the two and am prepared to merge them. Merging: "retags all questions tagged with another tag – which is not automatically done when a synonym is created. As merging is not (easily) reversible, it should be done with caution". As the question and the top answer both specifically used the word "merge", I'll proceed with the merge in a few days, barring objections.
libvirt is an API, libvirtd is a daemon that can be used by the libvirt API? not sure, but I would say no.