Bug 592052 - Need to backport upstream patch to allow optional parts of the libguestfs appliance into RHEL
Summary: Need to backport upstream patch to allow optional parts of the libguestfs app...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libguestfs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Depends On: 592051
Blocks: 592053
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-13 18:37 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2010-07-02 19:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libguestfs-1.2.7-1.el6.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-02 19:23:08 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-13 18:37:01 UTC
Description of problem:

We need to backport this upstream patch:


This will allow us to build libguestfs with optional parts of the
libguestfs appliance (in particular, an optional part for Windows
support for V2V).

This is a risky patch, and needs a lot more testing before I'll
even put it upstream.

Comment 1 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-13 19:06:31 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Lawrence Lim 2010-05-17 14:52:18 UTC
Hi Richard,
Do you have any suggestions on how we could test this patch effectively?

Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-17 15:07:13 UTC
After installing the new package, just run:


If that completes successfully, then it worked.

In general terms, this patch is so fundamental to the operation
of libguestfs that virtually any conceivable test of libguestfs/
guestfish/... that NAY have already implemented will test it.

Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-18 12:14:56 UTC
Built in brew:

Comment 7 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-07-02 19:23:08 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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