Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 964277
upgrading virt-manager loses all former preferences
Last modified: 2013-08-31 12:06:27 EDT
Description of problem:
When upgrading from virt-manager 0.9.5 to 0.10.0, all preferences that had been registered with 0.9.5 are lost. This means all my previous connections were lost; what annoyed me most was losing a URI to a remote machine, where I had to remember how I had set up the qemu+ssh://remote/system auto-connection in the first place.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
My 'yum history info virt-manager' shows this (yes, I'm on Fedora 18 using fedora-virt-preview, but that means that this bug will hit normal users who go from plain Fedora 18 to Fedora 19 via fedup, unless we fix it before Fedora 19 is finalized)
Updated virt-manager-0.9.5-1.fc18.noarch @fedora-virt-preview
Update 0.10.0-0.4.gitb68faac8.fc18.noarch @fedora-virt-preview
Probably 100%; it's hit me on two machines now.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set some configuration items in older virt-manager
2. Update to newer virt-manager, and check if the settings are preserved
settings are lost across upgrade
even though virt-manager was converted to a newer graphics toolkit, it would be nice if it were able to convert the old settings into the new framework instead of making me start over from scratch
Yes, known issue. Basically the system we use for storing preferences was completely changed. It's possible to implement this but it's a decent quantity of work and really the worst thing that is lost is connection URIs which you mention. TBH it's very unlikely to ever be implemented unless someone else steps up.
You can see all the previous settings with
gconftool-2 -R /apps/virt-manager
So if there's a hostname your forgot it's buried somewhere in there.
F19 has been out for a while, and given the general lack of complains we aren't likely going to fix this, just closing it.