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

Justin M. Forbes jmforbes at linuxtx.org
Wed Sep 28 18:21:25 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-28 at 11:56 -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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.
Well, there was no older seabios shipping with F16, so it made sense.
As for virt-preview, seabios updates were also available there long
before the qemu which required them.  Enabling virt-preview and doing a
yum update would have installed the new seabios as well.  I just don't
think that virt-preview can ever be trusted to pick and choose specific
packages, you either want the F15 virt stack as it is, or the F16
(virt-preview) virt stack.


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