Fedora 14 Update: libguestfs-1.8.0-1.fc14

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-12-19 19:53:14

Name        : libguestfs
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 1.8.0
Release     : 1.fc14
URL         : http://libguestfs.org/
Summary     : Access and modify virtual machine disk images
Description :
Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images.
Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration
changes to guests, getting disk used/free statistics (see also:
virt-df), migrating between virtualization systems (see also:
virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest
clones, cloning guests and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and
much else besides.

Libguestfs uses Linux kernel and qemu code, and can access any type of
guest filesystem that Linux and qemu can, including but not limited
to: ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT and NTFS, LVM, many different disk partition
schemes, qcow, qcow2, vmdk.

Libguestfs provides ways to enumerate guest storage (eg. partitions,
LVs, what filesystem is in each LV, etc.).  It can also run commands
in the context of the guest.

Libguestfs is a library that can be linked with C and C++ management

See also the 'guestfish' package for shell scripting and command line
access, and 'libguestfs-mount' for mounting guest filesystems on the
host using FUSE.

For Perl bindings, see 'perl-Sys-Guestfs'.

For OCaml bindings, see 'ocaml-libguestfs-devel'.

For Python bindings, see 'python-libguestfs'.

For Ruby bindings, see 'ruby-libguestfs'.

For Java bindings, see 'libguestfs-java-devel'.

For PHP bindings, see 'php-libguestfs'.

Update Information:

This update includes the new stable libguestfs 1.8.0,
and febootstrap 3.3 which is required to build the
new libguestfs.

To see what has been added in the new version of
libguestfs, read the release notes online at


* Sun Dec 19 2010 Richard Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.8.0-1.fc14
- New upstream stable branch version 1.8.0.
- This version requires febootstrap 3.x.
- Remove upstream patch.
- Rebase FUSE test patch.
- BR db4-utils, cpio.
- Requires db4-utils for core inspection API.
- Rename Perl bindings to perl-Sys-Guestfs for consistency with other
  Perl modules (RHBZ#652587).
- guestfish no longer requires pod2text.
- guestfish depends on less, man, vi.
- guestmount no longer requires virt-inspector.
- Split libguestfs-tools into libguestfs-tools-c, libguestfs-tools.  The
  former contains tools which only require C.
- Use perl(Module) instead of perl-Module in requires.
- Ruby package now depends on ruby.
- Remove updates, mirrors configuration from spec file, no longer used.
- Don't configure with --enable-supermin, now the default.
- Include new language examples.
- Include AUTHORS and ROADMAP files in libguestfs-devel subpackage.
- <guestfs.h> is no longer split into 3 files.
- Don't include HTML version of documentation.
* Thu Nov 18 2010 Richard Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.6.2-1.fc14.4
- New upstream stable branch version 1.6.2.
- This version includes a make install rule that works for Ruby, so
  we can remove those instructions in the install section.
- Add BR gperf.
- Add BR febootstrap 2.10.
- Remove BR ocaml-xml-light-devel.
- Remove FIPS .*.hmac files from the supermin appliance (RHBZ#654638).
* Tue Nov  2 2010 Richard Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.6.0-1.fc14.1
- New upstream stable branch 1.6, version 1.6.0.
- virt-inspector now requires db_dump from db4-utils package.
- Can use febootstrap 2.9 for now, but add a note that we should
  depend on febootstrap 2.10 as soon as that is in F14 stable.
- Backport blockdev --rereadpt test fix.
* Sat Oct 23 2010 Richard Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.5.23-1
- Fix for libguestfs: missing disk format specifier when adding a disk
  (RHBZ#642934, CVE-2010-3851).

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libguestfs' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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