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7 responses to “Inspection in virt-manager #4”
Wow how does that work? It’s obviously a bit smarter than a `rpm -ql`.
It depends on the guest type that we have detected. If the package format is detected as RPM then we download parts of the RPM database and decode that. For dpkg-based guests we similarly download the dpkg database. For Windows we download and parse out parts of the HKLM\SOFTWARE hive.
Off-topic, I see on your screens that you can edit VMs names. I’m using virt-manager 0.8.6 and I don’t have such option. Was it introduced after 0.8.6?
It certainly appears so:
virt-manager 0.8.7 Thursday March 24, 2011
– Allow renaming an offline VM
sorry for bothering you
have a nice Easter holiday
I try to rebuild virt-manager with last libguestfs from git but i can’t get vm properties and app list. Does it need any particular option at build (./configure –with-blahblah ?).
Thanks for you help. :-]
It’s not in the virt-manager source yet. You have to apply a mix of patches from https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2011-April/thread.html
However this is not a good idea right now. After the Summit I’m going to rework the code (see legal discussion there) and submit a different version.
Ok. i wait for nice version… Icon tm is a problem and dynamic dld should be a solution.
I will check how VMware does under Windows/OS X to add icons to VM, as they have the same problem 😉 (maybe they pay for them ?!?)