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Bug Fix Advisory python-virtinst enhancement and bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:0216-4
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-01-20
Last updated on: 2009-01-20
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated python-virtinst package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available.

The python-virtinst package contains virtinst, a module to help start
installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora inside a virtual
machine. It supports para-virtualized and fully-virtualized guests. As
well, the python-virtinst package contains a script, virt-install, which
uses virtinst in a command-line mode.

This updated package provides the following enhancements:

* Scientific linux install trees are now recognized.

* A 'best fit' numa memory allocation is provided via the --cpuset=auto
option for virt-install.

* A virt-install option '--wait' that sets a hard time limit on installs.

* Support for fetching xen kernels from SUSE trees.

* Support for installing from rawhide/Fedora 10 trees.

In addition, this updated package provides fixes for the following bugs:

* If an error occurred at the xen level and domain info could not be
fetched, virt-install would fail to run.

* virtinst indirectly required gtk via an unnecessary dependency.

* virt-install would not return a non-zero exit status on error

* No entry in virt-install's OS dictionary for Fedora 9 or Windows 2008

* Windows CD-ROM install media is not kept attached to the guest after the
first stage of the installation.

Users of python-virtinst are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which fixes these issues and provides these enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: 9d31563e1758691a4caa935c43d81daa
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: f4a39f0978a62e7afb8c7a7000233abc
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: f4a39f0978a62e7afb8c7a7000233abc
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: 9d31563e1758691a4caa935c43d81daa
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: f4a39f0978a62e7afb8c7a7000233abc
 
IA-64:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: f4a39f0978a62e7afb8c7a7000233abc
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.300.2-12.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: f4a39f0978a62e7afb8c7a7000233abc
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

442702 - Add Windows 2008 variant
448505 - python-virtinst indirectly depends on gtk2
448634 - Scientific Linux not recognized as a valid OS
449129 - RH 5.2 Xen - Cannot Install SLES 10 as Paravirtualized Guest
460585 - update virtinst to install f10 xen guests
463951 - RHEL 5.3: virt-install --hvm ignores --extra-args
470888 - Extra '/' added to urls can break kernel fetching
470891 - Fix fetching FTP urls which don't have .treeinfo available.



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