libguestfs web seminar – this Friday

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Download this handout which contains slides that accompany the talk.

I’ll be holding a libguestfs live “webinar” this Friday, 18th November 2011 at 16:00 UTC.

To convert the time to your location, do:

date -d '2011-11-18 16:00Z'

The programme will include:

  • An introduction to libguestfs features.
  • Live demonstrations of guestfish, a Python program, inspection, and image resizing.
  • An overview of major new features in RHEL 6.3.
  • The opportunity to ask questions on any technical topic related to libguestfs.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it or if you can’t get Webex working. It will all be recorded and put online in an open format soon afterwards.

This is a Webex conference. See the end of this posting for details on how to get this working on Linux (hint: it’s not simple).

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: friday
4. Click “Join”.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
Global call-in numbers:
Toll-free dialing restrictions:

Access code:641 248 458

To add this meeting to your calendar program, click this link:

Webex tips:

Try the Webex test meeting:

Webex needs a Java plugin for your browser, but be warned that it’s a trial to get all the extra things you need. In particular if it doesn’t work, go into $HOME/.webex/*, locate all *.so files, and install all the missing 32 bit libraries they depend on, ie:

cd ~/.webex
find -name '*.so' | xargs ldd | grep 'not found'

# the gcj version number may be different in the next line
sudo yum install /usr/lib/gcj-4.6.2/

# This list of libraries is taken from the ones needed
# by webex on my machine.  Some "No package ... available"
# warnings are expected here.
sudo yum install {/lib,/usr/lib}/{,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,}


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