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|Summary:||virt-manager should allow VM names with spaces in them|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Dan Winship <danw>|
|Component:||virt-manager||Assignee:||Daniel Berrange <berrange>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||11||CC:||berrange, crobinso, hbrock, markmc, quintela, virt-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-06-23 02:50:40 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Dan Winship 2009-06-18 10:31:41 EDT
I want to be able to have VM names like Fedora 10 Windows XP FreeBSD 7.2 but virt-manager won't let me. Is there any good reason for that? Even if there's something in the system that can't deal with filenames with spaces, it could still allow spaces in the UI...
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-22 12:17:43 EDT
Doesn't seem to be a reason - libvirt allows it
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2009-06-22 13:03:00 EDT
I think the original motivation is that xen denies it: that is at least the case for xen in RHEL5 it seems. We could make this hypervisor dependent behind the scenes, but it sucks to have to make such a distinction when validating a name.
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2009-06-22 13:34:08 EDT
IMHO not allowing special characters in the name is a feature. If we want to have human readable names, we should introduce a new field in the XML for storing this.
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-23 02:50:40 EDT
Okay, that sounds like a WONTFIX