Fedora 18 Update: libguestfs-1.20.1-2.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-12-21 19:55:06

Name        : libguestfs
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 1.20.1
Release     : 2.fc18
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

For high level virt tools, guestfish (shell scripting and command line
access), and guestmount (mount guest filesystems using FUSE), install

For shell scripting and command line access, install 'guestfish'.

To mount guest filesystems on the host using FUSE, install

For Erlang bindings, install 'erlang-libguestfs'.

For GObject bindings and GObject Introspection, install

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

For Lua bindings, install 'lua-guestfs'

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

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

For PHP bindings, install 'php-libguestfs'.

For Python bindings, install 'python-libguestfs'.

For Ruby bindings, install 'ruby-libguestfs'.

Update Information:

New upstream stable branch version 1.20.1.

Also this fixes a major bug in inspection which causes core dumps
with many types of guest.


* Thu Dec 20 2012 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.20.1-2
- New upstream stable branch version 1.20.1.
- Remove all RHEL-specific hacks since I've now branched RHEL 7.
- Add BR yajl-devel (RHBZ#887812).
* Mon Dec 17 2012 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.20.0-2
- Use 'make check -k' so we get to see all test failures at once.
- For RHEL 7:
  * Do not depend on perl(Expect) (only needed to test virt-rescue).
  * Depend on /usr/bin/qemu-img instead of qemu-img package, since the
    package name (but not the binary) is different in RHEL 7.
  * Add workaround for libvirt/KVM bug RHBZ#878406.
  * Do not depend on libvirt-daemon-qemu.
  * Do not depend on libldm (not yet in RHEL 7: RHBZ#887894).
* Thu Dec 13 2012 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.20.0-1
- New upstream version 1.20.0.
- New source URL for this branch.
- Reconcile upstream packagelist, BRs and Requires lists.
- Requires newest SELinux policy so that SVirt works.
- Fix patch 2.  Actually, remove and replace with a small script.

  [ 1 ] Bug #887812 - libldm functionality is missing from Fedora 18 build of libguestfs
  [ 2 ] Bug #887971 - pvcreate fails if partition contains a swap signature
  [ 3 ] Bug #887520 - zero_free_space: open: /sysroot//ujqqq135.rd3: Cannot allocate memory
  [ 4 ] Bug #886915 - libguestfs with libvirt attach-method fails with odd error if default hypervisor is Xen

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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