1.136. python-virtinst

1.136.1. RHBA-2011:1054: python-virtinst bug fix and enhancement update

An enhanced python-virtinst package that fixes various bugs and provides an enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The python-virtinst utility is a module that helps build and install libvirt-based virtual machines.
This updated python-virtinst package includes fixes for the following bugs:
* A missing "boot-on" parameter caused the installation of a Windows guest to fail due to the reqiured disk device being offline. This problem has been fixed: the "boot=on" value is now among the command line values and the installation successfully completes. (BZ#568294)
* Previously, after a qcow2 image was created using the "qemu-img" command, a virtual machine could not be installed to this image using the "virt-install" command. The "virt-install" command now supports the qcow2 image.(BZ#644271)
In addition, this updated python-virtinst package provides the following enhancement:
* There was a typo in the randomMAC method for the Xen utility defined in the util.py file. The randomly generated MAC addresses incorrectly started with the prefix 00:16:36. This could have caused some tools depending on the expected MAC prefix to not work with guests created by the virt-install tool. This has been fixed and the MAC addresses now correctly start with the prefix 00:16:3E. (BZ#679949)
All users of python-virtinst are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these bugs and provides this enhancement.