[Libguestfs] virt-sysprep and immutable files

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Mar 12 19:11:31 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 09:50:17PM +0000, Nicholas Westlake wrote:
> Greetings,
> I attempted to use virt-sysprep however it failed because the
> .ssh/authorized_keys file of a user had been (purposely) set immutable.
> Would this be considered a bug? An obvious work around would be not to
> clone vms with such files of course.

Yes, this is a bug.  virt-sysprep should do something other than fail,
although I'm not sure what.  Can you file it in BZ?  What would be
better behaviour?  What was it trying to do -- inject ssh keys or
remove user accounts?


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