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Enhancement Advisory libvirt-cim bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2009:1270-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-09-02
Last updated on: 2009-09-02
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

An enhanced version of libvirt-cim which provides support for the KVM-based
virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 is now available.

The introduction of KVM virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
required that libvirt-cim be rebased and updated to support the new
hypervisor. Libvirt-cim is a CMPI CIM provider that lets you manage
multiple platforms and provides support for some libvirt features.

This package applies the fix for the following bug:

* libvirt-cim would generate an incorrect boot tag for fully virtualized
Xen guests, which would cause a 'Missing boot device' error. Boot tags will
now generate in the form <boot dev='hd'> instead of <boot>hd</boot>, and
guests will be able to start normally. (BZ#503724)

This package also adds the following enhancements:

* KVM virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as mentioned above,
requires an updated version of libvirt-cim to support the new
hypervisor. libvirt-based CIM providers have been updated to enable
support for third-party system management tools for Xen and KVM.
(BZ#474681)

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 introduced higher permission sensitivity to
directory creation when installing packages. When the root's umask was
changed prior to installation, and a package did not explicitly define
directory permissions for a file, the installer would create directories
based on the umask of the user who ran the installation. This could result
in an 'Unowned Directory' error. libvirt-cim now includes full permission
information, so directories are set up correctly during installation.
(BZ#481810)

All users are advised to upgrade to this enhanced package, which resolves
these issues.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 14bc28f30a9cfe8879fa25647cc32f88
 
IA-32:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 1b2eec622d4f2fcfd02315bbbb652b3c
 
x86_64:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 3bfb6b6784674e06ed73b49abf83495c
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 14bc28f30a9cfe8879fa25647cc32f88
 
IA-32:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 1b2eec622d4f2fcfd02315bbbb652b3c
 
IA-64:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 5447bb0e5f0fabcc2546b7beaf8324f1
 
x86_64:
libvirt-cim-0.5.5-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0206
    MD5: 3bfb6b6784674e06ed73b49abf83495c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

474681 - [LTC 5.4 FEAT] libvirt based CIM providers for virtualization [201163]
503724 - Xen Fully Virt domain may not start


Keywords

CIM, KVM, libvirt-cim, virtualization


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