[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#501692: libvirt: Trouble with qemu 0.8.2 (etch)

Marc Fargas marc at marcfargas.com
Thu Oct 9 16:15:24 UTC 2008

Package: libvirt
Version: 0.4.6-1
Severity: important

Running libvirtd with qemu 0.8.2 will lead to a nice error message:
    Cannot determine QEMU argv syntax /usr/bin/qemu

After talking in #virt it seems that libvirt runs:
    qemu -help | head -3

To look for the qemu version installed, but qemu 0.8.2 doesn't
understand this argument hence the meaningfull error.

    qemu -h < That works.

Apparently it has something to do with Ubuntu and KVM, as per IRC, the
command to check qemu was "qemu" until Ubuntu did something bad and
now it is "qemu -help" which breaks with qemu 0.8.2

I've been asked to fill these bug so here it is ;) I'm not filling
upstream as I have no bugzilla account.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'gutsy'), (300, 'unstable'), (150, 'experimental'), (100, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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