Bug 512957

Summary: -net channel has become 'guestfwd' in newest qemu
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
Component: libguestfsAssignee: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2009-07-21 13:44:08 UTC
Description of problem:

The -net channel option has been renamed and changed
slightly in the newest qemu:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/qemu.git/commit/?id=c92ef6a22d3c71538fcc48fb61ad353f7ba03b62

The old format still works fine.  However our configure
script breaks while trying to detect vmchannel support,
and in any case we should detect the new format and use
that directly (at runtime).

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

libguestfs <= 1.0.62

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install qemu 0.10.50
2. Try to run ./configure with libguestfs
3.
  
Actual results:

Fails to detect vmchannel support.

Expected results:

Should detect new-style guestfwd support.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-07-21 15:04:13 UTC
This seems to fix the configure script.  Unfortunately
still doesn't work, see bug 512973.

http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=commitdiff;h=b2ae7ed6e67b3cf596e1000ec5219bbefb6123dd

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-07-23 15:12:08 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.64-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.64-2.el5

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-07-27 14:45:12 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.64-3.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.64-3.el5

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-07-29 17:00:49 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-08-07 08:34:09 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.66-4.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.66-4.el5

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-08-14 09:13:52 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.67-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.67-1.el5

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-08-18 00:22:49 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.65-2.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-08-19 21:55:21 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-09-08 22:59:30 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.68-5.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-03-27 10:46:41 UTC
Long fixed upstream.  We don't use guestfwd by
default any more.