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Bug Fix Advisory python-virtinst bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0763-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-10-12
Last updated on: 2010-10-12
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated python-virtinst package that fixes a bug in the virt-clone tool, is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

python-virtinst is a module that helps build and install libvirt based virtual
machines. virt-clone is a command line tool that clones existing virtual machine
images with the "libvirt" library.

* Previously, the virt-clone tool prevented cloning existing virtual machines to
a block device. This was caused by a flawed validation check of the clone
destination that would exit the virt-clone tool with an error if the clone
destination file already existed. With this update, virt-clone skips this check
if the clone destination is a block device. (BZ#628458)

Users of python-virtinst, who clone virtual machines to a block device, are
advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.


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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: 4f4e754520b1a582cb588c8c2dedbfec
SHA-256: 5e915f5d1472e5dd21e7e3e08c51cba7f4222b59cbe71d5bad859bd5207a1499
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: edfe0c2d24b5542febd8c37e3f52264b
SHA-256: 515c666eadcc7ed573bd131e230333c823cd23cc3dd99c37d5a43ba3f08becc0
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: edfe0c2d24b5542febd8c37e3f52264b
SHA-256: 515c666eadcc7ed573bd131e230333c823cd23cc3dd99c37d5a43ba3f08becc0
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: 4f4e754520b1a582cb588c8c2dedbfec
SHA-256: 5e915f5d1472e5dd21e7e3e08c51cba7f4222b59cbe71d5bad859bd5207a1499
 
IA-32:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: edfe0c2d24b5542febd8c37e3f52264b
SHA-256: 515c666eadcc7ed573bd131e230333c823cd23cc3dd99c37d5a43ba3f08becc0
 
IA-64:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: edfe0c2d24b5542febd8c37e3f52264b
SHA-256: 515c666eadcc7ed573bd131e230333c823cd23cc3dd99c37d5a43ba3f08becc0
 
x86_64:
python-virtinst-0.400.3-9.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0233
    MD5: edfe0c2d24b5542febd8c37e3f52264b
SHA-256: 515c666eadcc7ed573bd131e230333c823cd23cc3dd99c37d5a43ba3f08becc0
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

628458 - virt-clone throws prompt error if cloning to existing block device



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