[CentOS-devel] KVM-66 packages in testing

Farkas Levente lfarkas at bppiac.hu
Fri May 2 17:19:21 UTC 2008

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Daniel de Kok <daniel at centos.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  We have just added KVM-66 packages to the CentOS 5 testing repository.
>>  This version of the Kernel Virtual Machine has numerous improvements
>>  over KVM-36, which is currently in CentOS-Extras. One of the notable
>>  new features is support for paravirtualized block and network devices
>>  through the virtio architecture[1]. Currently, only Linux kernel
>>  2.6.25 provides paravirtualized block and NIC  drivers. A
>>  paravirtualized NIC driver is available for Windows[2].
>>  We'd like to hear from current KVM users whether this version has any
>>  regressions for their applications compared to KVM-36. Of course, we
>>  are interested in other bug reports as well!
>>  Information on using the CentOS Testing repository can be found on the
>>  CentOS Wiki at:
>>  http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories
>>  The KVM module package is named 'kmod-kvm', and has a dependency on
>>  the userland KVM tool. So, the following command should do the trick,
>>  and pull in all required dependencies:
>>  yum --enablerepo=c5-testing install kmod-kvm
>>  Thanks,
>>  Daniel
> Just wanted to let you know that a wiki article on HowTo install/use
> KVM is also available as a draft:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM

are you plan to update virt-manager, libvirt, python-virtinst and gtk-vnc?
most of them can be simple rebuild from fedora's development or can be 
found in my repo http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/centos/5/.

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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