[Libguestfs] Release notes appendix for libguestfs 1.20 on Fedora 18

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Dec 13 13:53:24 UTC 2012

I'm just about to release libguestfs 1.20.  This appendix covers
issues specific to Fedora 18.

Fedora 18 defaults to using the libvirt attach-method, meaning that
libvirt is used to create and manage the libguestfs appliance.  There
are several benefits to this (see the full release notes).  You can
switch back to the ordinary method (directly running qemu) at any time
by doing:

There is a bug in libvirt (or perhaps libnl, or somewhere else) which
causes libvirtd to segfault occasionally:

You will need selinux-policy >= 3.11.1-63.fc18 and
libvirt >= in order to use SELinux in Enforcing mode
giving you the full benefit of sVirt protection.  I have tested this
and it all works well for me, but please open bugs if you find any


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine.  Supports Linux and Windows.

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