[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] libvirt doesn't work with qemu 1.0

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Fri Dec 2 15:15:23 UTC 2011

On 12/02/2011 09:08 AM, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 08:50:11 -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> On 12/02/2011 08:21 AM, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>>>     Hi,
>>> $subject says all.  The error message is:
>>> error: internal error cannot parse /home/kraxel/bin/qemu-default version
>>> number in 'QEMU emulator version 1.0, Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice
>>> Bellard'
>> Parsing help output for the version number is a really bad idea.  query-version
>> in QMP does the right thing:
>> (QEMU) query-version
>> {u'return': {u'qemu': {u'micro': 0, u'major': 1, u'minor': 0}, u'package': ''}}
> Which of course only works with new enough QEMU that is known to support QMP
> (which BTW we detect by checking the version number).

Or you could just try the -qmp option and if QEMU exits, it doesn't support it. 
  That's going to be a lot more reliable than checking a version number.


Anthony Liguori

> Anyway, the fix is easy,
> we just need to assume micro is 0 if it's missing instead of requiring it to
> be present. A fix will come soon.
> Jirka

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