Bug 502896 - virtinst should support kvm-img and qemu-img
virtinst should support kvm-img and qemu-img
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: virtinst (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
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Reported: 2009-05-27 12:36 EDT by Doug Goldstein
Modified: 2010-03-16 13:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-09 12:28:08 EDT
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virtinst-0.400.3-kvm-img.patch (1.03 KB, patch)
2009-05-27 12:36 EDT, Doug Goldstein
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Description Doug Goldstein 2009-05-27 12:36:58 EDT
Created attachment 345648 [details]

Description of problem:

virtinst relies on qemu-img to exist at runtime. Several distros install all of kvm with the utilities prefixed as kvm- so that there's not a file collision when installing qemu.

Attached is a patch that should make it work in those cases.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2009-05-27 12:42:05 EDT
Huh, good to know.

I would also recommend you file a bug against libvirt for the same issue: libvirt storage APIs use qemu-img for all non-raw provisioning. It should be as simple as changing the configure script to look for kvm-img as well.
Comment 2 Doug Goldstein 2009-05-27 13:19:50 EDT
Will do Cole. I'm actually in the process of writing the patch for libvirt. It's a little bit more involved since I'm refactoring some code to support a few of the /* XXX: Need to support this when qemu-img does */ sections because kvm-img actually supports those features.
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2009-06-09 12:28:08 EDT
Thanks, pushed now:


Closing as UPSTREAM.

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