[Libguestfs] Notes on libguestfs with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Wed Apr 4 13:08:33 UTC 2012
Ubuntu are now supplying a libguestfs package (or to be more accurate,
they are just copying the Debian package) but it doesn't work out of the box.
There is a bug in apt which we worked around in febootstrap 3.14, but
the supplied version of febootstap is only 3.12. Hence you will get
errors like this during installation:
febootstrap: aptitude: error: no file was downloaded corresponding to package <some package name>
and you'll get the same error if you try to build from source.
The solution is to build febootstrap 3.14:
sudo apt-get build-dep febootstrap
sudo apt-get install devscripts
apt-get source febootstrap
tar zxf febootstrap-3.14.tar.gz
rm -rf debian
cp -a ../febootstrap-3.12/debian .
# change the first line: 3.12 -> 3.14
debuild -i -uc -us -b
That will create an febootstrap 3.14 .deb file in /tmp which you can
sudo dpkg -i ../febootstrap_3.14-1_amd64.deb
Then you can go ahead and use the libguestfs package:
or compile libguestfs from source.
There is another problem which you may hit, if you add a completely
blank disk to libguestfs (this also affects libguestfs-test-tool):
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