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Enhancement Advisory virt-what bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:1556-2
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
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 virt-what package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The virt-what package provides a command line tool that is used to detect
whether the operating system is running inside a virtual machine.

The virt-what package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.11, which provides
a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#672211)

In addition, this updated virt-what package fixes the following bug:

* On the 64-bit x86 architecture, if the user configured a CPU model for the
virtual machine, the virt-what utility failed to detect that the guest was
running inside a virtual machine. The order of tests has been rearranged, fixing
the problem. (BZ#707524)

Users of virt-what are advised to upgrade to this updated package which fixes
these bugs and adds 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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 59f6f037d70dd698cf9abc8849335e7e
SHA-256: 7b42e3a02f78902bb108816ab1a55d3758bb26272e36aa812b3fad988b1f18d9
 
IA-32:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 6e39ee88aa96319e643a1e7c25dcd791
SHA-256: 884ea5f07505760bf8981041be0a8f04e57deed792136bd94135c093c7fc2e22
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ff0276184f3bd05bd6f2650a83ecb85
SHA-256: aef0da3e027129ba5105dd77a679458c1f2f4067ad0131f59da69850b4b8c09f
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 62e5812b3a741de0ebf0de79eef938db
SHA-256: 1cb951bce897c16f1b70528c771725aec2162d3936aa01d1ed15610737f09d55
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ceed994d40e045e1a57b08905056248
SHA-256: f5bfe97b88b23d8c367cf120563711e1d10c791c29429abb440816723691307d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 59f6f037d70dd698cf9abc8849335e7e
SHA-256: 7b42e3a02f78902bb108816ab1a55d3758bb26272e36aa812b3fad988b1f18d9
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 62e5812b3a741de0ebf0de79eef938db
SHA-256: 1cb951bce897c16f1b70528c771725aec2162d3936aa01d1ed15610737f09d55
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ceed994d40e045e1a57b08905056248
SHA-256: f5bfe97b88b23d8c367cf120563711e1d10c791c29429abb440816723691307d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 59f6f037d70dd698cf9abc8849335e7e
SHA-256: 7b42e3a02f78902bb108816ab1a55d3758bb26272e36aa812b3fad988b1f18d9
 
IA-32:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 6e39ee88aa96319e643a1e7c25dcd791
SHA-256: 884ea5f07505760bf8981041be0a8f04e57deed792136bd94135c093c7fc2e22
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ff0276184f3bd05bd6f2650a83ecb85
SHA-256: aef0da3e027129ba5105dd77a679458c1f2f4067ad0131f59da69850b4b8c09f
 
PPC:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: ca16867c84ee1361fd8e6cf44a1ffc90
SHA-256: 136a4dc1c907b13e8d8faa6f26d3c3ae7b3a00c5e53537e4cdec69d6e38b40bb
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: e3f7e49dc70553541a8f3726075e84db
SHA-256: a63d8b5f8114aa41c425f63c000989b3c288f511f963e51240d48655a82bb49e
 
s390x:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: c436c8457c8b2c2dc66a961cfb736963
SHA-256: 9ea35353805180503485ca38e9c13e652ec63d3dcceb79401c7b2a5fa6d4d8af
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 23278627310e9eebbe833bf35242714d
SHA-256: df7f1ae0b9b8d72a22cf28b6e0b00e3baa55dc3227fff4142b4782928d94daff
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 62e5812b3a741de0ebf0de79eef938db
SHA-256: 1cb951bce897c16f1b70528c771725aec2162d3936aa01d1ed15610737f09d55
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ceed994d40e045e1a57b08905056248
SHA-256: f5bfe97b88b23d8c367cf120563711e1d10c791c29429abb440816723691307d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 59f6f037d70dd698cf9abc8849335e7e
SHA-256: 7b42e3a02f78902bb108816ab1a55d3758bb26272e36aa812b3fad988b1f18d9
 
IA-32:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 6e39ee88aa96319e643a1e7c25dcd791
SHA-256: 884ea5f07505760bf8981041be0a8f04e57deed792136bd94135c093c7fc2e22
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ff0276184f3bd05bd6f2650a83ecb85
SHA-256: aef0da3e027129ba5105dd77a679458c1f2f4067ad0131f59da69850b4b8c09f
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 62e5812b3a741de0ebf0de79eef938db
SHA-256: 1cb951bce897c16f1b70528c771725aec2162d3936aa01d1ed15610737f09d55
virt-what-debuginfo-1.11-1.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:0483
    MD5: 5ceed994d40e045e1a57b08905056248
SHA-256: f5bfe97b88b23d8c367cf120563711e1d10c791c29429abb440816723691307d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

672211 - Rebase virt-what in RHEL 6.2
707524 - virt-what not detecting kvm guests because cpu model does not contain 'QEMU' string
708505 - fails to build without downstream patches



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