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Bug Fix Advisory python-virtinst bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0636-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated python-virtinst package that fixes bugs and adds enhancements is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The python-virtinst utility is a module that helps build and install libvirt
based virtual machines.

The python-virtinst package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.500.5,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

virt-install enhancements include the following options (BZ#658963):

* --cpu for configuring CPU model/features
* --vcpus for specifying CPU topology
* --print-xml for generating guest XML
* --console for specifying virtio console device
* --channel for specifying guest communication channel
* --boot for setting post-install boot order, direct kernel/initrd boot, and
enabling boot device menu.

This updated python-virtinst utility include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory.
Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Technical Notes for
information on the most significant of these changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.1_Technical_Notes/index.html


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 1ad9fb2a62be25e956f0b431b7871da1
SHA-256: 3da088c33206b5a2c3f2ba415c1c7d23f302e34dbb2830bdb4ff34507a8900e9
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 1ad9fb2a62be25e956f0b431b7871da1
SHA-256: 3da088c33206b5a2c3f2ba415c1c7d23f302e34dbb2830bdb4ff34507a8900e9
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 1ad9fb2a62be25e956f0b431b7871da1
SHA-256: 3da088c33206b5a2c3f2ba415c1c7d23f302e34dbb2830bdb4ff34507a8900e9
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
PPC:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
s390x:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 1ad9fb2a62be25e956f0b431b7871da1
SHA-256: 3da088c33206b5a2c3f2ba415c1c7d23f302e34dbb2830bdb4ff34507a8900e9
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.500.5-3.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1604
    MD5: 240485564345c10eb518ed6817efc485
SHA-256: 07b13588943eaa99c5f03709acc069562915d5fe58329acfe5ace58cfaa910ea
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

589665 - virt-install cannot add whole disk to guest easily via storage APIs
592172 - RFE: Add parameter to set guest machine type
598157 - virt-install: provide better error message if libvirtd not running/installed
598170 - virt-install: unfriendly errors for install url in interactive mode
607091 - virt-install doesn't check for existing file before over-writing it as install image
611205 - Use async IO properly, depending on the storage type
612842 - [virt-convert] convert xml doesn't support qcow,qcow2,cow format
616359 - virt-install: rhel 3u9 guest was detected as rhel4 variant
616430 - virt-install: --disk device=cdrom install option ignored for --prompt
622661 - virt-install should error if --extra-args specified without --location
622684 - virt-convert: converted qcow2 image failed to boot guest
624714 - Virt-install to a qcow2 disk gets error at end of kickstart
642719 - virt-install goes into indefinite loop looking up for a volume if the storage pool doesn't exist
658963 - virtinst: Rebase for 6.1
672987 - virt-install cannot boot from floppy
676995 - virt-install: using --vcpus with --check-cpu option will cause error
678214 - virt-convert: Unreadable outputs when the conversion is complete
678374 - virt-install doesn't create storage file when using --nonsparse option
682697 - virt-install: can not assign static port number for the guest when specifying spice as graphic console
683100 - virtinst incorrectly parses domain <features>, breaks virt-manager overview changes
683103 - Support intel HDA and use option by default where needed
683182 - virtinst volume creation doesn't raise an error if it fails
683320 - virt-install: unmatched error info with --print-xml option



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