Bug 1359086

Summary: Rebase libguestfs in RHEL 7.4
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
Component: libguestfsAssignee: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs <virt-bugs>
Severity: unspecified Docs Contact: Jiri Herrmann <jherrman>
Priority: medium    
Version: 7.4CC: juzhou, mtessun, mxie, mzhan, ptoscano, tzheng, xchen, xiaodwan
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Rebase
Target Release: 7.4   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Fixed In Version: libguestfs-1.36.3-1.el7 Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
_libguestfs_ rebased to version 1.36.3 The _libguestfs_ packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.36.3, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Notable changes include: * This update adds the *virt-tail* utility, which can be used to follow (tail) log files within a guest, similar to the "tail -f" command. For details, see the virt-tail(1) man page. * The *virt-v2v* utility supports more operating systems and more input sources. In addition, the conversion of Windows guests has been substantially rewritten and simplified. * Multiple options have been added for the *virt-customize*, *virt-builder*, and *virt-systprep* utilities.
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Last Closed: 2017-08-01 22:08:55 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Blocks: 1141631, 1155150, 1161019, 1164765, 1167623, 1233093, 1237250, 1255610, 1311890, 1354507, 1357427, 1362649, 1367738, 1372668, 1374232, 1374405, 1374651, 1375157, 1377081, 1378022, 1379240, 1379289, 1382275, 1383517, 1390876, 1392798, 1398070, 1400205, 1401474, 1402301, 1404182, 1404287, 1418283, 1425306, 1429491, 1429506, 1430184, 1430680, 1433937    

Description Richard W.M. Jones 2016-07-22 09:17:21 UTC
Description of problem:

libguestfs in RHEL 7.3 (which was also rebased, bug 1218766) is
carrying 151 patches, and that will probably grow a bit.

libguestfs upstream maintains a very strong commitment to backwards
compatibility.  We have never broken the C API, and (apart from
one notorious occasion with virt-inspector that happened a long
time ago) never break backwards compat for command line tools either.

Therefore it makes sense to rebase libguestfs in RHEL 7.3.

The particular aspect which concerns me are the large changes to
virt-v2v Windows Registry handling made upstream in libguestfs 1.34.
These will need thorough testing to ensure nothing regresses.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Hard to predict exactly, but perhaps 1.34 or 1.36.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2016-07-22 09:19:33 UTC
I will make a yum repository of the packages available here:


The upstream 'rhel-7.4' branch contains the exploded patches:


Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2016-11-03 14:55:01 UTC
The yum repository is now available:


There is further information in the following message:


Comment 6 tingting zheng 2017-06-09 06:27:03 UTC
For virt-v2v,all bugs have been verified and acceptance/functional testing have been finished without critical bugs.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 22:08:55 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.