[Libguestfs] ANNOUNCE: libguestfs RHEL 7.1 preview packages available

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed May 21 16:58:37 UTC 2014

If you are running RHEL 7 betas or the RHEL 7 Release Candidate[1], or
(in the near future) when RHEL 7 GA or CentOS 7.0 is released, then
you may be interested in previewing the libguestfs packages for RHEL 7.1.

We intend to rebase[2] libguestfs to 1.26 or 1.28 in RHEL 7.1.  This
will deliver many new features[3] including virt-builder,
virt-customize, and the new virt-p2v/virt-v2v, while retaining
complete compatibility with RHEL 7 GA.

To install the preview repository, run the following command as root:

cat >/etc/yum.repos.d/libguestfs-RHEL-7.1-preview.repo <<EOF
name=libguestfs RHEL 7.1 preview - x86_64


  yum install libguestfs-tools

Running 'libguestfs-test-tool' after this is a good idea, since it
will tell you if the new version of libguestfs is working or not.  If
you want to try a more thorough set of tests, then see:


These packages are *not* supported by Red Hat.

To go back to the supported packages, uninstall libguestfs, delete the
file /etc/yum.repos.d/libguestfs-RHEL-7.1-preview.repo and install
libguestfs again.

If you find bugs, please let me know or file them in Bugzilla.

For a list of known bugs in libguestfs on RHEL 7, see:



[1] ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/rhel/rc/7/Server
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1021149
[3] http://libguestfs.org/guestfs-release-notes.1.html

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