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==== New Release libguestfs 1.0.10 ====
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[[RichardJones|Richard Jones]]
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announced<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-April/msg00220.html</ref> release 1.0.10 of {{package|libguestfs}}<ref>http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/</ref>
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Born only a couple of weeks ago(FWN#171<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue171#Guest_Configuration_with_augeas_and_libguestfs</ref>), <code>libguestfs</code> has progressed very far very fast.
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"<code>libguestfs</code> 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: {{package|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."
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'''Features in 1.0.10 include:'''
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* bindings for: C, C++, Perl, Python, OCaml, Ruby, Java and shell scripting
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* KVM support
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* QEMU binary is completely configurable at compile & runtime
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* ext4 support
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* support for uploading and downloading arbitrary-sized files
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* support for uploading and downloading tar and tar.gz content
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* support for querying size of block devices, setting r/o
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* support for reading ext2/3 superblocks
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* stat, lstat, statvfs commands
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* commands to mount filesystems read-only
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* run arbitrary commands from the guest
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* file(1) command
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* readline in guestfish with history and tab completion
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* guestfish 'edit' command
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* big documentation improvements, including more on the internals
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* pkgconfig file
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Richard posted some example uses<ref>http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html</ref>
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of the <code>libguestfs</code> command line tool called <code>guestfish</code>.
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Revision as of 15:35, 25 April 2009


Virtualization

In this section, we cover discussion on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, and @libvirt-list of Fedora virtualization technologies.

Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley

Enterprise Management Tools List

This section contains the discussion happening on the et-mgmt-tools list


Fedora Virtualization List

This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.

New Release libguestfs 1.0.10

Richard Jones announced[1] release 1.0.10 of Package-x-generic-16.pnglibguestfs[2] Born only a couple of weeks ago(FWN#171[3]), libguestfs has progressed very far very fast.

"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: Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-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."

Features in 1.0.10 include:

  • bindings for: C, C++, Perl, Python, OCaml, Ruby, Java and shell scripting
  • KVM support
  • QEMU binary is completely configurable at compile & runtime
  • ext4 support
  • support for uploading and downloading arbitrary-sized files
  • support for uploading and downloading tar and tar.gz content
  • support for querying size of block devices, setting r/o
  • support for reading ext2/3 superblocks
  • stat, lstat, statvfs commands
  • commands to mount filesystems read-only
  • run arbitrary commands from the guest
  • file(1) command
  • readline in guestfish with history and tab completion
  • guestfish 'edit' command
  • big documentation improvements, including more on the internals
  • pkgconfig file

Richard posted some example uses[4] of the libguestfs command line tool called guestfish.

Fedora Xen List

This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.

Dom0 Kernel Not Before 2.6.31

The upstream Xen dom0 work done by Jeremy Fitzhardinge has been cleaned up and reorganized[1] into

Michael Young built[2] a new experimental dom0 kernel "version (2.6.30-0.1.2.21.rc3.xendom0.fc12) is based on the Fedora devel kernel branch and xen-tip/next branch from the pvops kernel repository." This kernel may be found in Michael's yum repo[3].

Michael added that "very few xen patches made it into 2.6.30, just bugfixes and tidy ups, so we are waiting at least until 2.6.31[4] for mainline dom0 support."

Libvirt List

This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.