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Enhancement Advisory new package: virt-v2v

Advisory: RHEA-2010:0495-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-06-22
Last updated on: 2010-06-22
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization


New virt-v2v packages are now available.

virt-v2v is a tool for converting virtual machines to use the KVM hypervisor. It
modifies both the virtual machine image and its associated metadata. virt-v2v
will also configure a virtual machine to use VirtIO drivers if possible.

These new packages:

* allow the user to convert and import VMware ESX virtual guests to RHEL 5 KVM
or RHEV.

* allow the user to convert and import RHEL 5 Xen virtual guests to RHEL 5 KVM
or RHEV.

* allow the user to convert and import RHEL 5 KVM virtual guests to RHEV.

This update also adds the following enhancements:

* Augeas, a library and useful tools for systematically changing configuration
files. (BZ#584360)

* fakechroot, a utility allowing unprivileged users to run programs requiring
root privileges. (BZ#584361)

* fakeroot, a utility to run a command in an environment wherein it appears to
have root privileges for file manipulation. (BZ#584362)

* febootstrap, a tool providing the ability to bootstrap small Red Hat
Enterprise Linux or Fedora appliances. (BZ#584363)

* hivex, a library and system administration tools for reading and writing the
Windows Registry binary hive files. (BZ#584364)

* libguestfs, a library and set of tools for accessing and modifying guest disk
images. (BZ#584365)

* libintl, an internationalization library for Perl compatible with gettext.

* IO::Stringy, a Perl library for performing I/O on in-core objects like strings
and arrays. (BZ#584366)

* ExtUtils::CBuilder, a tool for building the C portions of Perl modules by
invoking the appropriate compilers and linkers in a cross-platform manner.

* ExtUtils::ParseXS, a tool for converting Perl XS code (an interface
description file format) into C code. (BZ#584754)

* Module::Build, a cross-platform system for building, testing, and installing
Perl modules, that is meant to be an alternative to ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

* Module::Pluggable, a simple and extensible mechanism for allowing other Perl
modules to make use of plug-ins. (BZ#584436)

* XML::Writer, a Perl module for writing XML documents. (BZ#584368)

* XML::XPath, a Perl XPath parser and evaluator. (BZ#584369)

* XML::XPathEngine, a Perl XPath engine for DOM-like trees. (BZ#596722)

* XML::RegExp, a Perl module containing regular expressions for the following
XML tokens: BaseChar, Ideographic, Letter, Digit, Extender, CombiningChar,
NameChar, EntityRef, CharRef, Reference, Name, NmToken, and AttValue.

* XML::DOM, a Perl extension to XML::Parser, which adds a new 'Style' called
'Dom' that allows XML::Parser to build an object oriented data structure with a
DOM Level 1 compliant interface. (BZ#584434)

* XML::DOM::XPath, a Perl module adding the possibility to use XML::XPath
methods to query a DOM (Document Object Model). (BZ#584437)

* v2v-libvirt, client libraries to be used by virt-v2v. (BZ#584693)

All users requiring virt-v2v should install these new packages, which add these


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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

perl-XML-DOM-1.44-1.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 97a427faa7abf150e14f145e8c5fbc8d
SHA-256: 14187e72dba172169857c6816ffb915e78320880549a9190b2a8e959bd755a41
perl-XML-RegExp-0.03-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 47fbaf49c90c7c57be3ab3b467587f91
SHA-256: 5acaaf657e60315a79d7114261d3d9838a5d9a0c59a535a9540a0235f1e23ddc
File outdated by:  RHEA-2011:0150
    MD5: 33256e0203ff0424c98aa2bdc17f4613
SHA-256: be9e5abc5b0a2ea6ece873b2d64ef1ab6317901df588024598f8464f0a59f9c4
File outdated by:  RHEA-2011:0150
    MD5: ebe3199dedd89f5c343009a7c94c3dc9
SHA-256: dbf12ca9c430e1a43fd2cb521533210b62c57843d2eaf8e7a515e9bd744d0703
File outdated by:  RHEA-2011:0150
    MD5: 75bec8b3dafd78829a87c2bf82b41b8a
SHA-256: 912a9556fc13b22e7a09186c81ad966f903156ffeeae3b8b2f73dc1843f572ba
fakechroot-2.9-24.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: de4f7cc69d0175d24b0994f1c986c370
SHA-256: b9d296c8d92fa321256e70d4ec620cfa1e9522105f35749501aa6db0cfb7d35d
fakechroot-libs-2.9-24.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0caca4310f244e533ddbd94b196d5a18
SHA-256: 5795cdf93bb4b24f073109ff1c92162dcb12bdca581bf16d7826941927c54598
fakeroot-1.12.4-1.el5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 7b148d5abe21a8c0bde87db32751dd73
SHA-256: d943d94a4df02e41edb68f92d96be115be01eb23f4d9e03e995874cbade1ccec
fakeroot-libs-1.12.4-1.el5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: faffc9d56d10133388dcd8bf239848fb
SHA-256: 7a088c4dbbdb30c20cc8feade92f5f0b59d5fb2dbda3d4afa0c127ac49cdc8a3
febootstrap-2.6-1.el5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: c47b1bf5e5d97ecacad830f3b13c0584
SHA-256: e68677d3d6fd2f1e2510d52615262b45aae636954f2e7f0f2a534064c7cf7453
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: fb56b2dc7b09c6cc26ebf662c79467db
SHA-256: a2c242467f9b3b16576f94a6dd76188cccc342e8fdbe1e53a7169d101dff4fd1
hivex-1.2.2-1.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 055edb36a43086b76712cd9c1397b4f0
SHA-256: 0ba61408d709c2f4d6b3f1e3d3577e2e290145da320d3e60dd9ec155c54f2faf
hivex-devel-1.2.2-1.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b3273061192a85a7641e3bebd089ea40
SHA-256: a8ce1f9480c928346bf3d0bcc10eaff7a5770a8912cb9b5ae6a6dffc9b086027
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: e8211d6d1412dc5a910c035df18583fd
SHA-256: d4f90a19c54e005f675c915c87c61cb4379bf8b34e11aa1ac6b5da08d2042900
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: 3de2d0f135921fb6df0c56b727924fed
SHA-256: c93087cc560384fd83331ec5c97e444555ba93c4d401ffa7dae615ffdf668a66
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: a03e6a4d7ba5a2c9b066716283fb7ba8
SHA-256: 135ef792599d81b3cf806a7444d78e5b75ceed9507c8e9e1551ff5a71ab46d1e
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: dceb33d154b5f8da65b00ae0f98fae94
SHA-256: 181218eefb1df2d404eebe4efe9b35cae137db98b64bba244d59664263d4000d
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: c34ad9aee3da87b7a542101779fbd2ec
SHA-256: 04f83f4a92745faa0c5aad932709af93bc38fb7403564a0934ecabfa32c05859
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: 3257eb3ed996e3b0f91751836355c913
SHA-256: 33942d1f6632778addab1f5fe4ac46ec9d316b7cfa6c993d5d408e5749820094
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: 94bb8588e5cd49051fd455fcd0b22467
SHA-256: 6cfc35b508b1d7e37f655b251a04ee9b451550f50182275a3c37cb084b42588d
perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder-0.21-2.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: b740ca4760aad1d8e0577c9face5c642
SHA-256: a7569e4ab087d511c5d0b6eabb9f8329f9550ea6fcc4c9b1559f1d3a6052c8d9
perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS-2.18-1.el5.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: c81dd780035a71f1a71cf31e19f4ed0f
SHA-256: cf21d1a39897ddda459cb1dc2b834a6feb154a3c4b217ed923d36897a764dc3c
perl-IO-stringy-2.110-12.el5.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: d4551ed466c6b7c826f8dd9aa591277f
SHA-256: 2baf3ef088e8a54d26b911b2094b44def0c9a5c79c43c77a7ae04c067fdc2779
perl-Module-Build-0.2808-1.1.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 2a5b05db4985bf90d17d469e0e9f893b
SHA-256: 6b60a89c81cf481c1aae8a4074e9f18b349664fd85d0a83bd41dd1581773ada4
perl-Module-Pluggable-3.60-6.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: a47f74912d51a2d934de863e016238ff
SHA-256: 63661641188874a32cdff70a561acff28642c6d03df64af0314ae5812069160c
perl-XML-DOM-1.44-1.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 80e810841108e6906c721dd908183b1f
SHA-256: e4cd8ad1aebd76640d62740b3552b74780682f549d5dc8a6d3e4b3cda556dedb
perl-XML-DOM-XPath-0.14-2.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 4aadc51feb402ce044458cf793f15b3c
SHA-256: 1932b487d25cdbd477997b65b03b04857248c71e78319e0db03812dd2eac2c19
perl-XML-RegExp-0.03-2.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3327695db4593e84f519d11f1c31cfb8
SHA-256: 4bbc0a035464321b3f29fb9b3b8b06ad6d41a402080d511aa1d84338969c8b70
perl-XML-Writer-0.606-5.el5.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: a5d081bb60ca7f2d725a7010046fa13e
SHA-256: 2c17db586efc3a456899d41e523bb7ef32bb93f9759b1fdfb6ea5baccc28d612
perl-XML-XPath-1.13-11.el5.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3fbbaf044fa5035bef851bb6fa9caece
SHA-256: 3920e4a170b8a33bc7b9b1cb566886931eb8abd95559bfc03b2e5f15535ceaf3
perl-XML-XPathEngine-0.12-3.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7633841836c543c6e0a7515b8f490478
SHA-256: 61d8f8f4134af512cab77baa6d7da5aa494ea844b4b1abdd5007fb24e4d92d0c
perl-hivex-1.2.2-1.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f917d38bb0da406a21aa81363793e038
SHA-256: 48b4aa1333460a60947749b7c8b4611e836ea413009233f9bd17a60fb6a72a3e
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: ea659e0e56545f124684a3de366bb330
SHA-256: 6d651728e44781cc0428b1f38b0939c93f4f8cbfde9139c234fe8362e3657a7f
perl-libintl-1.20-1.el5.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: ccc2306eedc6b7388b001ea5bdc8096b
SHA-256: 030499eb64f09cbb95b9983b4dab8d6a7274c8980e3f5e6b21dc4c3e097cc1b9
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: 9884c614db7b21d3a3ff5cb4c7db8f99
SHA-256: d98c15a79df9de6848bcd131982cf900c450c9db1dc234f83a6d2f59146878ac
v2v-libvirt-0.8.1-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0f99403ebbf57644145c6dfad170f708
SHA-256: 2045a20a6523b66e1def53f54f5e08d9afebd16da3bba87e3891b0fca35aa316
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1125
    MD5: b05dc59cf48e59d4cf4d90dd686c38f2
SHA-256: 0c8fec0aef7e64c1772c05b5e937458c78f04f190e7b0df4705c9de82f413b1e
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

584360 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: augeas
584361 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: fakechroot
584362 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: fakeroot
584363 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: febootstrap
584364 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: hivex
584365 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: libguestfs
584366 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: perl-IO-stringy
584367 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: perl-libintl
584368 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: perl-XML-Writer
584369 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: perl-XML-XPath
584429 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-XML-RegExp
584434 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-XML-DOM
584436 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-Module-Pluggable
584437 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-XML-DOM-XPath
584438 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: virt-v2v
584693 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: v2v-libvirt
584752 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-Module-Build
584754 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS
584758 - Request for new package for RHEL-5: perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder
589441 - [ESX conversion] /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Sys/VirtV2V/Target/ doesn't load Locale::TextDomain as it should
596091 - Virt-V2V fails with an error converting a windows guest if there is no config file
596238 - Unhelpful error message when converting Windows guest with missing deps
596722 - Request for new package for RHEL-5-RHEV: perl-XML-XPathEngine
600220 - virt-v2v| fail to convert the ESX guest with snaphost
602067 - V2V fails to generate OVF file

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