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Updated virt-who packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancement are now available.
The virt-who package provides an agent that collects information about virtual guests present in the system and reports them to the subscription manager.
The virt-who package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.6, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#790000)
- When the libvirtd daemon was stopped, the virt-who utility no longer received information about the state of the guest, and showed an inaccurate list of guest UUIDs. With this update, polling is used to check the connection to the libvirtd daemon, and the time for which the list of UUIDs is inaccurate was minimized.
- Prior to this update, the virt-who utility could not connect to the libvirt daemon due to a regression in the code that handles forking of the virt-who daemon. With this update, a connection is open to the libvirtd daemon after the fork of the virt-who daemon; thus, fixing this issue.
- This update includes a missing python-suds dependency into the virt-who specfile. The missing dependency was causing the virt-who daemon to fail to start.
- The virt-who daemon did not use double forking when it was started. Consequently, the daemon did not detach from the terminal correctly. With this update, virt-who uses double forking, and is able to correctly detach itself from the terminal.
- Previously, the virt-who utility could not handle all events that were being sent by the libvirtd daemon. If an unrecognized event was received, virt-who logged an IndexError in the logs, and returned a traceback error. With this update, virt-who handles all error events (even unknown), and no longer returns a traceback error.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated virt-who packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancement.