The latest virt-manager package in Ubuntu karmic is broken. We use virt-manager to manage KVM/QEMU virtual machines over an ssh tunnel. This worked fine in hardy and jaunty. But it is partially broken in karmic.
The bug appears as:
- Start virt-manager.
- Connect to a KVM host server using connection “Remote tunnel over SSH” with hypervisor “QEMU/KVM”.
- Double-click on a VM to open a VNC connection to console.
- The error message “Error bringing up domain details: invalid argument in virDomainGetXMLDesc” appears, and no VNC session opens.
The problem is with the latest version of virt-manager, 0.7.0. To work around it I’ve repackaged virt-manager 0.6.1 from jaunty with the fake version “0.7.1~really0.6.1-1ubuntu4”. Packages for i386 and amd64 are now in my APT repository.
Also, KPackageKit ignores my “
dpkg --set-selections“, forcing me to do this. Thanks, KPackageKit, for ignoring the standard! Otherwise I could install the jaunty package and mark it on hold.