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Re: [libvirt-users] Emulated TPM doesn't work on Debian Buster



On 10/7/19 7:31 AM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Sat, 2019-10-05 at 14:32 +0000, procmem riseup net wrote:
>> Hi. I am very interested in the security properties a totally open TPM
>> can give our users  - its use as a universal smartcard to protect all
>> types of keys. When adding the virtual 1.2 or 2.0 TPM I get the vague
>> error below. OS is Debian stable with standard packages.
>>
>>
>> Error starting domain: Unable to find 'swtpm' binary in $PATH: No such
>> file or directory
> I wouldn't call this error message vague at all: it tells you exactly
> what the problem is, namely that libvirt needs the 'swtpm' command
> for your configuration but the latter is not available :)
>
> Unfortunately it looks like swtpm it's not packaged for Debian, so
> I'm afraid the solution is not just a simple apt-get away :(
>
Thanks for letting me know. I assumed everything in libvirt was self
contained and so I didn't expect it to need an extraneous package.
Hopefully it'll land by Debian Bullseye.


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