Please update to virt-manager 1.2.1 in Wily

Bug #1409309 reported by GizmoChicken on 2015-01-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virt-manager (Debian)
Fix Released
virt-manager (Ubuntu)
Marc Deslauriers

Bug Description

Please update to virt-manager 1.2.1 in Wily.

Upstream changelog


tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: wily
summary: - Request: Please update to virt-manager 1.1.0 in Vivid
+ Please update to virt-manager 1.2.1 in Wily
description: updated
Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in virt-manager (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in virt-manager (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
tags: added: xenial
Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package virt-manager - 1:1.2.1-4ubuntu1

virt-manager (1:1.2.1-4ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Merge from Debian. Remaining changes: (LP: #1409309)
    - debian/control:
        + Depend on gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 for appindicator support.
        + Add lsb-release to Build-Depends so we can detect whether we're
          running on Ubuntu or Debian.
        + Change Recommends to libvirt-bin instead of libvirt-daemon-system
          which isn't available in Ubuntu
        + Bump standards version to 3.9.6.
    - debian/rules:
        + Set qemu user to libvirt-qemu so appropriate permissions get set.
        + Set the preferred distro so we appear first in the list.
    - d/p/virtinst/9006_fix_path_to_qemu-dm.patch: drop the full path from
      qemu-dm as already done for hvmloader and pygrub. The Xen tools will
      handle this and add the missing path.
    - d/p/more_helpful_error_message.patch: explain to the user why
      connecting to qemu:///system failed and how to fix it.
    - d/p/use_ubuntu_package_names.patch: Suggest installing the packages
      that are actually available in Ubuntu.
    - d/p/leave-mnemonics-alone-on-focus-change.patch: Leave
      gtk-enable-mnemonics setting alone under Unity when windows change
    - d/p/mark-libvirt-lxc: Clearly mark the LXC connections as being
      libvirt-lxc, to avoid confusion due to differing features and
    - d/p/add_qemu_binaries.patch: add the actual binary name from the qemu
      packages so default hypervisor detection works properly on first run.
    - d/p/Make-sure-we-use-a-binary-compatible-version-of-vte.patch: Use
      vte 2.91.
  * Dropped patches included upstream:
    - d/p/0001-serialcon-Drop-use-of-yet-more-removed-API.patch,
    - d/p/0001-serialcon-Remove-some-redundant-VTE-API-calls.patch: Cherry-
      pick two patches from upstream to stop using API removed in VTE 2.91.
    - d/p/dont-force-keyboard-grabs.patch: don't force keyboarb grab before
      widget is realized
    - d/p/prevent-access-to-deleted-objects.patch: prevent access to
      deleted objects
    - d/p/fix_changing_graphics_type.patch: fix changing the graphics type
      in the details dialog.
    - d/p/hook_into_domain_balloon_event.patch: properly hook into hotplug
      events so memory size gets updated.
    - d/p/fix_showing_vcpus.patch: display the right number of vcpus in the
      customize dialog.
    - d/p/fix_whitespace_in_storage_name.patch: Fix using storage when the
      directory name contains whitespace
    - d/p/add-support-for-ppc64le: cherrypick two patches to fix
      virt-install for ppc64le
    - d/p/fix-page-visibilities.patch: fix a page visibility issue
      resulting in stuck grabs.
  * Other dropped patches:
    - d/p/uefi_support.patch: upstream now has built in support.
    - d/p/virtinst/9004_ubuntu_fix_tree_support.patch: this patch is
      broken, needs fixing.
    - d/p/virtinst/9005_ubuntu_releases.patch: virt-manager no longer
      handles release information directly.
  * debian/patches/use_qxl_for_ubuntu.patch: use qxl by default for Ubuntu
    VMs, it seems to work ...


Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
GizmoChicken (gizmochicken) wrote :

Thanks for the version update. Much appreciated!

I hope that I don't seem too ungrateful, but virt-manager is now up to 1.3.1.
Please see

Any chance we can get the most current version into Xenial?

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

We typically follow the versions that Debian has. I may bump to 1.3.1 depending on how big the changes are.

GizmoChicken (gizmochicken) wrote :

Thanks, Marc. The "kvm_hidden=on|off" feature in 1.3.1 is reportedly helpful for those attempting to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. So that alone may be enough to justify the bump.

Although I occasionally install from source, I usually rely on Jacob Zimmermann's ppa (ppa:jacob/virtualisation) for the most recent versions of virt-manager and qemu. And so far, Jacob Zimmermann's ppa has worked pretty well for me.

I know that this is a bit off topic, but...
I do wish that Ubuntu would consider creating an OFFICIAL ppa at which the most recent versions of virt-manager and qemu (and possibly xen) can be found, much like "ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa" provides an official ppa at which the latest nvidia drivers can be found.

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