Bug 499718 - virtinst incorrectly guesses os variant from F11Preview .treeinfo
virtinst incorrectly guesses os variant from F11Preview .treeinfo
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-virtinst (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11VirtTarget
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Reported: 2009-05-07 15:05 EDT by Aron Griffis
Modified: 2009-10-06 23:14 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.400.3-10.fc11
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Last Closed: 2009-10-06 23:10:56 EDT
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Description Aron Griffis 2009-05-07 15:05:57 EDT
Description of problem:

$ virt-install --name=f11p-vm1 --ram=256 --hvm --location=http://md2020.nashua/install/x86_64/fedora11preview/ --file=/dev/VolGroup00/f11p-vm1 --vnc --vncport=5902 --noautoconsole
Starting install...
Retrieving file .treeinfo...                                                                                                                         | 1.2 kB     00:00     
Retrieving file vmlinuz...                                                                                                                           | 3.0 MB     00:00     
Retrieving file initrd.img...                                                                                                                        |  19 MB     00:00     
OS variant 'fedora11-preview; does not exist in our dictionary for OS type 'linux'
Domain installation may not have been
 successful.  If it was, you can restart your domain
 by running 'virsh start f11p-vm1'; otherwise, please
 restart your installation.
ERROR    OS variant 'fedora11-preview; does not exist in our dictionary for OS type 'linux'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 780, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 678, in main
    start_time, guest.start_install)
  File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 733, in do_install
    dom = install_func(conscb, progresscb, wait=(not wait))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 539, in start_install
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 594, in _prepare_install
    meter = meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtinst/DistroInstaller.py", line 233, in prepare
    self._prepare_kernel_and_initrd(guest, distro, meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtinst/DistroInstaller.py", line 192, in _prepare_kernel_and_initrd
    guest.os_variant = os_variant
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 240, in set_os_variant
    {'var' : val, 'ty' : self._os_type}
ValueError: OS variant 'fedora11-preview; does not exist in our dictionary for OS type 'linux'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
python-virtinst-0.400.3-7.fc11.noarch on Fedora11 Preview

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -o loop Fedora-11-Preview-x86_64-DVD.iso on webserver
2. run virt-install on F11 Preview test machine with --location pointing to webserver
Comment 1 Aron Griffis 2009-05-07 15:14:40 EDT
Appears I can work around the bug with --os-type=linux --os-variant=fedora10
Comment 2 Aron Griffis 2009-05-07 15:15:28 EDT
but then I run into bug 499711
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-07 15:19:59 EDT

family = Fedora
timestamp = 1240506055.63
variant = Fedora
totaldiscs = 1
version = 11-Preview
discnum = 1
packagedir = 
arch = x86_64

Here's the code in question:

            if ret:
                ver = self.treeinfo.get("general", "version")
                if ver == "development":
                    self.os_variant = self._latestFedoraVariant()
		elif ver:
                    self.os_variant = "fedora" + str(ver)

i.e. we're doing "fedora" + "11-Preview"
Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2009-05-07 17:06:44 EDT
Fixed here:


Hopefully future proofing it:


Also, Aron, you can just use --os-variant fedora11 to work around it.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:23:31 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2009-06-18 11:06:07 EDT
This is fixed upstream, moving to POST.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-10-05 14:10:28 EDT
python-virtinst-0.400.3-10.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-10-05 14:25:13 EDT
python-virtinst-0.400.3-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-10-06 23:10:45 EDT
python-virtinst-0.400.3-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-10-06 23:14:04 EDT
python-virtinst-0.400.3-10.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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