Package Details: libguestfs 1.34.3-1

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Package Base: libguestfs
Description: Access and modify virtual machine disk image
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Licenses: GPL2, LGPL2.1
Provides: guestfish=1.34.3
Submitter: thatch45
Maintainer: skalkoto
Last Packager: skalkoto
Votes: 55
Popularity: 1.068019
First Submitted: 2010-12-13 04:01
Last Updated: 2017-01-10 12:26

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rwmjones commented on 2016-11-18 08:37

As I said below, the problem is not the packaging of libguestfs. The qemu package is broken as long as linuxboot_dma.bin is not packaged with qemu. linuxboot_dma.bin is a fundamental part of how the qemu -kernel option works, not an optional extra.

bradpitcher commented on 2016-11-18 01:33

@skalkoto Looks like qemu-arch-extras is still not a dependency, are you still planning on adding that?

skalkoto commented on 2016-09-27 20:17

flex and bison are part of base-devel. You need to have it installed to build packages from AUR.

benjumanji commented on 2016-09-27 17:26

flex and bison are unlisted required dependencies.

travisghansen commented on 2016-09-15 17:51

@skalkoto so I've discovered it's from launching gnome in wayland vs X. Apparently a wayland session doesn't source things the same way in case anyone else bumps into this.

travisghansen commented on 2016-09-14 15:03

@skalkoto you're exactly right. Somewhere along the way my user's bashrc file started failing to source profile correctly. I've successfully installed now.


rwmjones commented on 2016-09-14 09:40

linuxboot_dma.bin should not be in an "extra" package. It's now a fundamental part of how qemu boots guests when using the -kernel option. Qemu packaging in Arch needs to be fixed.

skalkoto commented on 2016-09-14 07:52

On the other hand, why is linuxboot_dma.bin file in the "QEMU for foreign architectures" package? Maybe this is a packaging bug.

Well, whenever you use the -kernel option in qemu-system-x86_64 2.7 it will try to use the linuxboot_dma.bin ROM. I think this file should be in the qemu package .

I've filed a bug report here:

skalkoto commented on 2016-09-14 07:41

@Nowaker linuxboot_dma.bin is provided by qemu-arch-extra. If you install this then libguestfs-test-tool works as expected. I'll update the dependencies list of the package to include it.

Nowaker commented on 2016-09-14 07:11

libguestfs doesn't seem to work with qemu 2.7. libguestfs-test-tool throws this error and is unable to boot any virtual machine:

Could not open option rom 'linuxboot_dma.bin': No such file or directory
libguestfs: responding to serial console Device Status Report

I reported the problem to the upstream:

Can anyone confirm it's not only me?

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