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Enhancement Advisory spice-vdagent enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2013:0311-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-02-20
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated spice-vdagent packages that add various enhancements are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The spice-vdagent packages provide a SPICE agent for Linux guests.

The spice-vdagent packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.12.0, which
provides a number of enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#842355)

This update adds the following enhancements:

* The spice-vdagent agent now uses the syslog standard for logging. Syslog
provides previously missing information on time stamps and severity marks of the
logged events. (BZ#747894)

* With this update, support for dynamic multiple monitors and arbitrary window
resolution has been added to the spice-vdagent agent. (BZ#842298)

All users of spice-vdagent are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which add these enhancements.


Solution

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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ff57fbda303266e5127e389f642adb97
SHA-256: 830df4e2373d3c73d36a1e6b82070d325d282425f590c9514c705618aba08a10
 
IA-32:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 88dd5e14e80354d7df3d1a81b33b7823
SHA-256: 53fbeef2eee27d2184c11c6386b628d3f4f3e09c72100e2d9c231f3ba59a7b0d
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 5723116dfee787be1734771b9845e886
SHA-256: 5577a1d603fec897c53f954ed58cccd0feff10e5dfdea4d19feac3108a36e777
 
x86_64:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ecffb51261f43df32ca6052766b6641c
SHA-256: 4b84787a69ad22b2b4d5cedc2b0638697f92e96d962fad300e4a0d1a5e7751a6
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: f0c88bce1858f09a1fb0bec9e2d82fcc
SHA-256: 6d18887aa29a4caeb1379b112f273f6b74aa43bd0dc1ac26870d09f673f6397f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ff57fbda303266e5127e389f642adb97
SHA-256: 830df4e2373d3c73d36a1e6b82070d325d282425f590c9514c705618aba08a10
 
IA-32:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 88dd5e14e80354d7df3d1a81b33b7823
SHA-256: 53fbeef2eee27d2184c11c6386b628d3f4f3e09c72100e2d9c231f3ba59a7b0d
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 5723116dfee787be1734771b9845e886
SHA-256: 5577a1d603fec897c53f954ed58cccd0feff10e5dfdea4d19feac3108a36e777
 
x86_64:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ecffb51261f43df32ca6052766b6641c
SHA-256: 4b84787a69ad22b2b4d5cedc2b0638697f92e96d962fad300e4a0d1a5e7751a6
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: f0c88bce1858f09a1fb0bec9e2d82fcc
SHA-256: 6d18887aa29a4caeb1379b112f273f6b74aa43bd0dc1ac26870d09f673f6397f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ff57fbda303266e5127e389f642adb97
SHA-256: 830df4e2373d3c73d36a1e6b82070d325d282425f590c9514c705618aba08a10
 
IA-32:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 88dd5e14e80354d7df3d1a81b33b7823
SHA-256: 53fbeef2eee27d2184c11c6386b628d3f4f3e09c72100e2d9c231f3ba59a7b0d
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: 5723116dfee787be1734771b9845e886
SHA-256: 5577a1d603fec897c53f954ed58cccd0feff10e5dfdea4d19feac3108a36e777
 
x86_64:
spice-vdagent-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: ecffb51261f43df32ca6052766b6641c
SHA-256: 4b84787a69ad22b2b4d5cedc2b0638697f92e96d962fad300e4a0d1a5e7751a6
spice-vdagent-debuginfo-0.12.0-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0320
    MD5: f0c88bce1858f09a1fb0bec9e2d82fcc
SHA-256: 6d18887aa29a4caeb1379b112f273f6b74aa43bd0dc1ac26870d09f673f6397f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

747894 - RFE: add time stamps and severity marks to vdagent log
842298 - RFE: linux vdagent dynamic monitors support
842355 - Rebase spice-vdagent to latest upstream
855110 - Offset between mouse pointer and cursor when guest has two qxl devices emulated.
872633 - Vdagent stops when first resizing a window
888821 - resolution is switched to wrong one automagically (sometimes but frequently)



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