[Libguestfs] [RHEL 6.1] libguestfs test packages available

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Nov 18 18:10:27 UTC 2010

libguestfs 1.6 will be the basis for RHEL 6.1.  If you are using RHEL 6.0,
thanks for supporting Red Hat, and if you want to try out the new
version, then I have built some packages here:


These are built on RHEL 6.0 and should install directly on top of RHEL 6.0.

Some highlights:

 - Based on the upstream stable 1.6 branch.
 - Much better performance.
 - Many new features, see: http://libguestfs.org/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
 - virt-inspector is the RHEL 6.0 virt-inspector (deprecated upstream)
 - virt-inspector2 is the new upstream virt-inspector

They should be completely source and binary compatible with the RHEL
6.0 packages, except for new features.  So a program or script that
you wrote against libguestfs 1.2.7 in RHEL 6.0 should work unchanged
against these new packages.

Note these packages are not official or supported by Red Hat.  If you
have any problems please post about it on the libguestfs mailing list:



PS. The specifics are that we'll move to these versions in RHEL 6.1:

- libguestfs 1.6.x, x >= 2, and backports

- hivex 1.2.x, x >= 3

- febootstrap 2.10

Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/
See what it can do: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html

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