[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 Xen package update (including XSA-156)

Wed Nov 25 15:02:00 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 12:28 PM, George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 02:20:49PM +0200, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>> On 11/18/2015 02:08 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>>> >Hello,
>>> >
>>> >On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 06:42:18PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>>> >>On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 02:04:58PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>>> >>>On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:00:27PM +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
>>> >>>>So going forward, we're moving the CentOS 6 Xen packages from the
>>> >>>>custom "xen4" repos that were introduced several years ago, to repos
>>> >>>>based on its position as a sub-project of the Virt Sig.  That will
>>> >>>>make things consistent between all the sigs, as well as between CentOS
>>> >>>>6 and 7 Xen packages.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>Unfortunately, XSA-156 came up rather suddenly and is a bit blocked by
>>> >>>>this transition.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>So please help us test the new repository structure, so that we can
>>> >>>>with conscience push the updates to xen4 users in general.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>Seems to work for me!
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>Except now on another system I see this problem:
>>> >>
>>> >Anyone else seeing this libvirt-python problem with virt-manager and/or virt-viewer ?
>>> >
>>> >(happens on a freshly installed system, so no earlier libvirt rpms installed)
>>> >
>>> It tries to install half of the OS, but it works for me.  It seems
>>> that your yum does not like that you already have
>>> libvirt-client-1.2.15-3.el6.x86_64. Mine is happy to bring in
>>> libvirt-{python,client}-0.10.2-54.el6_7.2.x86_64 from updates
>> libvirt-{python,client}-0.10.2-54.el6_7.2.x86_64 are the centos core packages,
>> while the libvirt-client-1.2.15-3.el6.x86_64 is the Virt SIG provided one,
>> which has Xen support enabled.
>> So I need the 1.2.15-3 versions, but it seems libvirt-python is not included in the Virt SIG built ones..
>> So that's an issue/problem..
> Right -- for 1.2.12 they decided to  have libvirt-python be a
> completely separate package.  I  had apparently started getting that
> package built at some time in the distant past but never finished.
> I've cloned & build Fedora's libvirt-python-1.2.15 (which is pretty
> much what I did for libvirt-1.2.15); it should show up in buildlogs in
> an hour or two.  Once that's in, if you go "yum
> --enablerepo=centos-virt-xen-testing virt-manager", it should install.
> (At least, the version in CBS works for me.)
> Let me know if it works.

OK, well in the absence of testing, it works for me, so I've tagged it
to go to the main repo, and Johnny will be pushing the updated
centos-release-xen to centos-extras tonight or tomorrow.