Fedora 16 Update: libguestfs-1.12.6-1.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-09-06 17:58:16

Name        : libguestfs
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 1.12.6
Release     : 1.fc16
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:

New upstream stable branch version 1.12.6.
Remove dependency on MAKEDEV.

  [ 1 ] Bug #727247 - should not depend on MAKEDEV
  [ 2 ] Bug #733297 - ruby event handlers fail with "exception in callback: wrong argument type Proc (expected Data)"
  [ 3 ] Bug #731744 - libguestfs should escape special/non-printing characters in debug output
  [ 4 ] Bug #729887 - appliance crashes running aug_init with flags=4
  [ 5 ] Bug #678231 - virt-inspector reports unknown filesystem UUID
  [ 6 ] Bug #666578 - libguestfs: unknown filesystem label SWAP-sda2
  [ 7 ] Bug #729075 - libguestfs confuses Hp_recovery partition with Windows root filesystem
  [ 8 ] Bug #726739 - libguestfs: error: aug_get: no matching node, trying to find hostname
  [ 9 ] Bug #671082 - libguestfs does not work with kernel-rt

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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