Hackery Virt-manager on OpenSuse 11.3 to perform PV Guests installs via Apache Mirrors

In other words, hack bellow will have virt-manager to behave exactly as in Fedoras or CentOS environment in regards of any xenified DVD distros loop mounted as pages of local Apache Server or remote official HTTP mirrors not only owned by Novell, but RH as well . View also Xen Hypervisor upgrade up to 4.0.1 on Opensuse 11.3. Looks like regular hacking is what OpenSuse 11.3 needs to be brought to a good shape. Download from the Net virt-manager-0.8.4-5.1.1.src.rpm

# zypper update
# rpm -iv virt-manager-0.8.4-5.1.1.src.rpm
# cd /usr/src/packages/SPECS
Edit virt-manager.spec file , commenting patch51
# Patch51: virtman-vminstall.diff
# %patch51 -p1
Encrease version up 1.1.2
Save spec file and build :-
# zypper install intltool python-gtk-devel \
python-gobject2-devel \
gconf2-devel update-desktop-files
# rpmbuild -bb ./virt-manager.spec
# cd ../RPMS/x*
# zypper install virt-manager-0.8.4-5.1.2.x86_64.rpm

In case when package update doesn’t run smoothly, just remove old one

# zypper remove virt-manager-0.8.4-5.1.1.x86_64

As appears wipe out vm-install utility , which reject to work with http sources for PV Guests installs is as easy as described above.Series of snapshots follow bellow

HVM installs via ISO images run fine also

6 Responses to Hackery Virt-manager on OpenSuse 11.3 to perform PV Guests installs via Apache Mirrors

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