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Bug 556132 - virt-manager fails to connect to libvirt
virt-manager fails to connect to libvirt
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-01-16 12:39 EST by Valent Turkovic
Modified: 2010-01-20 08:40 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-01-18 08:16:57 EST
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Virtual Machine Manager Connection Failure (41.55 KB, image/png)
2010-01-16 12:46 EST, Valent Turkovic
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Description Valent Turkovic 2010-01-16 12:39:02 EST
Description of problem:
I installed virt-manager and started it, and got an error saying:

Unable to open a connection to the libvirt management daemon.
Libvirt URI is: qemu:///system
Verify that:
 - The 'libvirtd' daemon has been started

I checked and saw that libvirt wasn't even installed, how come?

I installed it manually and started the service, then virt-manager started ok.

This is obviously not what users expect, I guess that libvirt should be installed as a dependency and started.

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Comment 1 Valent Turkovic 2010-01-16 12:46:22 EST
Created attachment 384829 [details]
Virtual Machine Manager Connection Failure
Comment 2 Lubomir Rintel 2010-01-18 08:16:57 EST
Not a bug. You don't have to run libvirtd locally, you could connect to a remote server.
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2010-01-18 08:24:28 EST
FYI: if you had done  'yum groupinstall Virtualization' you would have got everything you need in one go. As Lubomir mentions, simply installing 'yum install virt-manager' doesn't bring in everything since it needs to be usable in a client scenario without any local virt technology install
Comment 4 Valent Turkovic 2010-01-18 14:39:09 EST
Thank you both for clarification, seams reasonable once you got it, but you can also understand how it seamed strange from my point of view. 

Thanks again.
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2010-01-20 08:40:47 EST
Maybe a clarification in the description would be useful?

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