[et-mgmt-tools] Unable to open connection

Hugh Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Wed Jun 27 20:35:28 UTC 2007

Rob van Oostveen wrote:
> Hugh,
>> Hi Rob. What version of libvirt are you using? 
> The latest: libvirt-0.2.3.tar.gz
>> Did you build it from source or install an RPM? 
>>From source.
>> virt-manager requires libvirt to talk to xen, 
>> and if you don't build libvirt with xen-devel installed on your machine 
>> as well, it will not build in xen support (which means virt-manager 
>> won't talk to the xen hypervisor even if it is present and running).
> I suspect this is the key to my solution. I'm certain I don't have the xen-
> devel installed on my machine. This explains also why the 'make check' fails 
> as well, I cant remember what the message was exactly, but it had something 
> to do with 'no support'.. I will let you know.
> Thanks for the help.
> Best regards,
> Rob

Yes, I have had this same problem when building libvirt on machines 
where I had forgotten to install xen-devel. The build config for libvirt 
automatically sets WITH_XEN=no if it doesn't find xen-devel, without 
telling you it's doing it... we should probably fix that at some point...

Best of luck,

Red Hat Virtualization Group http://redhat.com/virtualization
Hugh Brock           | virt-manager http://virt-manager.org
hbrock at redhat.com    | virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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