[virt-tools-list] Recent changes to libvirt makes virt-manager unusable - can I revert to using ssh keys / just typing pass in once?
morgancoxuk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 07:54:25 UTC 2012
Thank you for the responses.
Yes I am running the OBS version. For Suse
Is there any way to use use SSH keys to connect ? (i.e so I do not
have to keep putting in the password ?)
Sorry if my email was on the 'angry' side...
And thank you to everybody who is working on a this project.
On 25 April 2012 21:11, Jim Fehlig <jfehlig at suse.com> wrote:
> Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 04/25/2012 07:18 AM, Morgan Cox wrote:
>>> I am having major usability issues after recent updates of (I believe)
>>> the blame lies in libvirt updates....
>>> Previously I just setup a new connection using virt-manager - I
>>> entered the root password - I used to connect then actually was able
>>> to use virt-manager.
>>> Now... I'm having major issues.
>>> In openSUSE (for example) virt-manager is completely broken - even
>>> though I enter username 'root' it ALWAYS connects as my username - so
>>> i can no longer use virt-manager at all with that OS.
>>> To make things worse in KDE (this also happens in arch) I have a grey
>>> dialogue box that you CANNOT!! paste the password in - I have to type
>>> it out (like its windows or something..)
>>> To see what I mean see :-
>>> So opensuse (kde) is completely broken - Arch linux involves typing a
>>> 24 char pass in (instead of pasting) - and worse : I have to keep
>>> !!TYPING!! the password in each time I do anything - i.e enter a VM -
>>> so its really not usable .
>>> Say I want to connect and enter 4 vm's - thats 5 times I have to enter
>>> the password - WHY ??????
>>> As a workaround i changed the root pass to a simple (short) password
>>> everytime I use virt-manager - so its a crappy workaround.
>>> In Debian (gnome2) I use the backports version of libvirt and the same
>>> thing occurs - although that's slightly better as I can paste the pass
>>> in that dialogue box - although (again) I have to type (or paste) the
>>> pass in each time I do anything.
>>> I used to just use the SSH key to connect - why the hell can't i now ?
>>> Sorry for the tone of this email but virt-manager used to work 100%
>>> fine and now its pretty much broken.
>>> How can I make it work like it used to ? (Or is downgrading the only way ?)
>>> I do not want to put the pass in every single time I do anything.
>>> How can I configure it to connect via SSH key (as i used to?)
>> The change was not intentional, it's just a libvirt bug:
>> Ask your distro to backport the relevant patch or downgrade libvirt on your host.
> Morgan, were you using the libvirt 0.9.11 package from OBS
> Virtualization project? FYI, I added the referenced patch to the
> libvirt package today. See also
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