[libvirt] Changing the default qemu path in libvirt

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Wed Jul 16 15:38:21 UTC 2014

On 07/16/2014 01:41 AM, satheesh wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to change the default qemu path in libvirt xml and the changed path has to be used
> while installing VMs using virt-install.
> There was a similar question rasied some years back, I could not find the answer to the same.
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-December/msg01100.html
> Is that possible right now?,
> If we have the support already, please point to the same.

You can manually specify the emulator path with virt-install nowadays, since
version 1.0.0:

virt-install --boot emulator=/my/emulator/path

But there isn't any way to explicitly change the default emulator, it's still
the same behavior as Dan describes in that above mail.

- Cole

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