[libvirt] Changing the default qemu path in libvirt

Osier Yang jyang at redhat.com
Thu Dec 29 13:50:45 UTC 2011

On 2011年12月29日 21:49, Pankaj Rawat wrote:
> Is'nt there is any shortcut for the problem then to request virt-install because that is a very long procedure and might take weeks or months

As far as I known, no. :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Osier Yang [mailto:jyang at redhat.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:35 PM
> To: Pankaj Rawat
> Cc: libvir-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [libvirt] Changing the default qemu path in libvirt
> On 2011年12月29日 19:12, Pankaj Rawat wrote:
>> I want to change the default path of qemu emulator in libvirt
>> By default the path is /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm
>> Which is defined in every guest xml<emulator>   tag
>> I want to change this default path. Can any one help ???
> If no emulator is specified in the XML, libvirt will probe
> a proper emulator from the driver's capabilities (See
> virsh capabilities) by the requested OS, arch, and domain
> type.
> The problem is virt-install doesn't has an option for you
> to specify the emulator path. And thus libvirt will always
> probe the emulator. So you might want to request virt-install
> to add an option for the emulator in virt-tools list.
> Regards,
> Osier
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