[virt-tools-list] virt-manager 2.2.1 does nothing when I click “New Virtual Machine”

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Oct 10 20:24:30 UTC 2019

On 10/10/19 2:39 PM, Michael wrote:
> Hi All,
> Newbie with virt-manager, 20+ yrs w/ Linux.
> I tried the Debian 9 (stretch) default install (virt-manager 1.4.0-5), but it
> wasn’t working [“python 3.4 or later is required, your's is
> sys.version_info(major=2, minor=7, micro=13, releaselevel='final',
> serial=0)”].
> Since virt-manager 2.2.1 was just released,  I compiled it (./setup.py
> install), but while it launches without complaint it does nothing when I
> click “New Virtual Machine.”
> (Way too many copy/pasted notes below for reference.)
> The virt-manager.log says:
> “python guestfs is not installed”
> but both python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools are installed.  It is also saying
> a pool 'default' already exists, but there’s nothing in the dir it talks
> about.
> It also states
> “Uncaught exception: Namespace GtkSource not available”
> which lead me to these posts [1], but none of the packages listed to install
> are found (gtksourceview4, gir1.2-gtksource-4, libgtksourceview-4-0,
> libgtksourceview-4-common).  At the bottom of the bug report it seems to
> indicate gtksourceview3 is acceptable (which is installed).
> At this point I’m a bit lost on what to try next.  Would some kind soul skim
> my virt-manager.log and give me a pointer on what’s needed to get
> virt-manager to let me create a new VM?

Hmm not sure, I figure installing gir1.2-gtksource-4 should give you 
what you need, but I don't understand debian's gobject-introspection 
package naming.

Try installing another graphical python tool that uses gtksource, like 
meld. See if that works. Maybe it will pull in the magic package you need.

- Cole

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