Bug 1016435 - virt-manager fails to start with OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.cache/virt-manager'
Summary: virt-manager fails to start with OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1023425 1027744 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-08 07:47 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2013-11-16 07:14 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: virt-manager-0.10.0-5.git1ffcc0cc.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-11-16 07:14:11 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Alexander Todorov 2013-10-08 07:47:09 UTC
Description of problem:

virt-manager fails to start over VNC when started from the console.

[root@ibm-ls22-01 ~]# virt-manager
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager", line 277, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager", line 177, in main
    virtinstcli.setupLogging("virt-manager", options.debug, False, False)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/cli.py", line 158, in setupLogging
    os.mkdir(vi_dir, 0751)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.cache/virt-manager'

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Xvnc -SecurityTypes None :1 
2. export DISPLAY=:1
3. metacity &
4. virt-manager

Actual results:
Python traceback, fails to start

Expected results:
application starts

Additional info:
This is a regression from previous releases, I use this setup quite a lot and it works just fine.

Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2013-10-08 07:55:19 UTC
Creating the directory manually works around this issue so far.

Comment 2 Dario Faggioli 2013-10-08 10:21:05 UTC
And I think I'm just ading that I see this when trying to run `virt-install' from console to.

I just ssh-ed to my host and did the following:

# virt-install --paravirt --name f20_64 --ram 2048 --vcpus 4 -f /dev/fedora_odyn/f20_64 --network bridge=virbr0 --location http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/20-Beta-TC1/Fedora/x86_64/os/ --graphics none

And that's what I see:

[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.cache/virt-manager'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-install", line 1073, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-install", line 1036, in main
    cli.setupLogging("virt-install", options.debug, options.quiet)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/cli.py", line 158, in setupLogging
    os.mkdir(vi_dir, 0751)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.cache/virt-manager'

Comment 3 Dario Faggioli 2013-10-08 10:21:52 UTC
Oh, and I also confirm that `mkdir -p /root/.cache/virt-manager' does the trick here too.

Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2013-10-28 16:20:55 UTC
*** Bug 1023425 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Dave Allan 2013-10-29 21:41:42 UTC
Seeing this on rawhide as well, virt-manager-0.10.0-4.git79196cdf.fc21.noarch

Comment 6 Giuseppe Scrivano 2013-10-31 17:47:41 UTC
XDG Base Directory Specification (Version 0.7) clearly states that if $XDG_CACHE_HOME is not defined, then a default equal to $HOME/.cache should be used to store user-specific data files.

I think virt-manager should create that directory if it doesn't already exist, in the same way as "mkdir -p $HOME/.cache/virt-manager" does.

Comment 7 Giuseppe Scrivano 2013-11-05 17:35:26 UTC
patch accepted upstream:

commit 5798c5b9b42732caf98876a6a708379190dd9c6b
Author: Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivan>
Date:   Fri Nov 1 13:26:24 2013 +0100

    virt-manager: prefer os.makedirs to os.mkdir when creating cache dir
    Ensure the parent directories exist when attempting to create the
    cache directory.
    Closes: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1016435
    Signed-off-by: Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivan>

Comment 8 Cole Robinson 2013-11-05 18:18:38 UTC
Since this can cause the app to fail to start if running as root, let's keep this open so users can track when a fixed update hits F20

Comment 9 Giuseppe Scrivano 2013-11-07 12:16:26 UTC
*** Bug 1027744 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-11-10 17:10:15 UTC
virt-manager-0.10.0-5.git1ffcc0cc.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-11-12 00:31:41 UTC
Package virt-manager-0.10.0-5.git1ffcc0cc.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing virt-manager-0.10.0-5.git1ffcc0cc.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2013-11-16 07:14:11 UTC
virt-manager-0.10.0-5.git1ffcc0cc.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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