[libvirt-users] virt-manager can't start

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 4 16:54:37 UTC 2010

From: Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com>
To: Stephen Liu <satimis at yahoo.com>
Cc: libvirt-users at redhat.com
Sent: Thu, February 4, 2010 5:45:17 AM
Subject: Re: [libvirt-users] virt-manager can't start

Host - Debian 5.0

 - snip -

>  Firstly, delete ~/.virt-manager, and let the app create it with correct
>  permissions. Second, make sure libvirtd is installed and running. Finally,
>  when virt-manager is running, make sure it is connecting to the qemu:///system
>  connection: there should be a row name 'qemu' in the main window, right click
>  -> connect. This should ask for the root password.

> If the qemu row isn't there for some reason, you can use File->Open Connection
> to connect.

$ rm -rf .virt-manager

Applications -> System Tools -> Virtual Machine Manager

qemu is not there instead "localhost" displayed.  Clicking it drops down all VMs

Virtual Machine Manager
File -> No "Open Connect".  Only "Add Connection"

$ apt-cache policy libvirt
W: Unable to locate package libvirt

$ apt-cache policy libvirtd
W: Unable to locate package libvirtd

$ apt-cache search libvirtd
No printout

$ apt-cache search libvirt
collectd - statistics collection and monitoring daemon
libvirt-bin - the programs for the libvirt library
libvirt-dev - development files for the libvirt library
libvirt-doc - documentation for the libvirt library
libvirt0-dbg - library for interfacing with different virtualization systems
libvirt0 - library for interfacing with different virtualization systems
python-libvirt - libvirt Python bindings
libvirt-ocaml-dev - OCaml bindings for libvirt
libvirt-ocaml - OCaml bindings for libvirt
munin-libvirt-plugins - Munin plugins using libvirt
virtinst - Programs to create and clone virtual machines

$ apt-cache policy libvirt0
  Installed: 0.4.6-10
  Candidate: 0.4.6-10
  Version table:
     0.6.5-3~bpo50+1 0
          1 http://www.backports.org lenny-backports/main Packages
 *** 0.4.6-10 0
        500 http://ftp.hk.debian.org lenny/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

libvirtd NOT found


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