broken virt packages: openbios-ppc

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Mar 16 18:08:03 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 13:41 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
> The absence of the package: openbios-ppc
> breaks all of the others.  None of the emulators will install other than 
> qemu-system-x86-0.14.0-2.fc15.x86_64 and 
> qemu-system-arm-0.14.0-2.fc15.x86_64.
> Even though the x86_64 is installed, and appears in 'virsh capabilities' 
> it cannot launch because other pieces are missing from the install.
> Symptoms are the same as when the binaries were moved a year or so ago:
> virt-install --noreboot --hvm --virt-type=kvm --import --name=f15-basic 
> --ram=1024 --vcpus=1 --arch=x86_64 --os-type=linux --os-variant=fedora14 
> --disk 
> path=/virt/images/boxgrinder/f14-basic-sda.qcow2,bus=virtio,cache=none,format=qcow2 
> --network=bridge=br0,model=virtio --vnc --vnclisten= 
> --noautoconsole --wait=-1
> produces:
> ERROR    No domains available for virt type 'hvm', arch 'x86_64', domain 
> type 'kvm'
> All attempts to start a qemu-kvm 64 bit fail this same way.
> It is my guess that the package: qemu-launcher is the missing link.

This is kind of a known issue; apparently the OpenBIOS sub-packages
require special handling to build and it's difficult to get openbios-ppc
to fly at present. But this should definitely be resolved for the Beta
as that's where our virtualization criteria kick in. I'll check if
there's a bug filed for this and mark it as a Beta blocker...
Adam Williamson
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