Bug 878170

Summary: virt-clone(1) needs to reference virt-sysprep(1)
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Miciah Dashiel Butler Masters <mmasters>
Component: virt-managerAssignee: Cole Robinson <crobinso>
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Description Miciah Dashiel Butler Masters 2012-11-19 14:26:45 EST
Description of problem:

virt-clone(1) manpage does not reference virt-sysprep(1).

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

How reproducible:

I checked on RHEL6 and on the Fedora 17 manpage online:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run `man virt-clone` on the command-line.
2. Read through the manpage, or search for sysprep.
Actual results:

I have run virt-clone to clone a VM and am wondering why the VM sometimes ends up (for example) with eth1 configured instead of eth0.  I read the virt-clone(1) manpage but find nothing helpful in it.  I throw my hands up in despair and give up on virt-clone as a useful tool.

Expected results:

I have run virt-clone to clone a VM and have seen the aforementioned problem.  I read the virt-clone(1) manpage and realise that I should run the virt-sysprep(1) command as prior to running virt-clone.  I find virt-clone, together with virt-sysprep, to be a useful and reliable tool that makes my life easier.

Additional info:

virt-clone(1) is in the package python-virtinst.

virt-sysprep(1) is in the package libguestfs-tools.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2012-12-16 17:10:30 EST
Moving to the upstream tracker
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-04-01 06:22:28 EDT
*** Bug 912993 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2013-04-21 15:12:26 EDT
virtinst has been merged into virt-manager.git. Moving all virtinst bugs to the virt-manager component.
Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2013-06-11 11:55:33 EDT
virt-manager clone wizard should also explicitly point to virt-sysprep and mention potential issues with our dumb clone operation, like lack of network connectivity. or maybe a wiki page somewhere
Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2014-02-01 15:21:49 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 912993 ***