[libvirt] [fedora-virt] Guest can no longer be bootet with libvirt 0.9.6 from virt-preview repo

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Sep 28 17:56:17 UTC 2011

On 09/28/2011 11:43 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> The libvirt package should probably be updated to require seabios-bin>= 0.6.2.
>> Yes, that probably needs to happen to libvirt.spec when built for F16
>> (and thus imported into F15 via virt-preview).  I'll tackle that, since
>> I've been making a couple other spec file patches lately.
> It is not a libvirt requirement really. It is QEMU that is advertising
> it supports the per-device boot ordering feature. libvirt queries this
> and then tries to use it. QEMU should have required the new Seabios if
> it intends to advertise this feature.

Ah, then the problem is qemu's spec file.  On F16, I see this from 'yum 
deplist qemu-system-x86':

   dependency: seabios-bin
    provider: seabios-bin.noarch 0.6.2-2.fc16

So it is not requiring a minimal version, and when backporting qemu to 
F15 via virt-preview, no seabios-bin upgrade is being pulled in.  I've 
created https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=741992 against qemu.

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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