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1.128.  libvirt-cim

1.128.1.  RHEA-2009:1270: bug fix and enhancement update

An enhanced version of libvirt-cim which provides support for the KVM-based virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 is now available.
The introduction of KVM virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 required that libvirt-cim be rebased and updated to support the new hypervisor. Libvirt-cim is a CMPI CIM provider that lets you manage multiple platforms and provides support for some libvirt features.
This package applies the fix for the following bug:
  • libvirt-cim would generate an incorrect boot tag for fully virtualized Xen guests, which would cause a 'Missing boot device' error. Boot tags will now generate in the form <boot dev='hd'> instead of <boot>hd</boot>, and guests will be able to start normally. (BZ#503724)
This package also adds the following enhancements:
  • KVM virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as mentioned above, requires an updated version of libvirt-cim to support the new hypervisor. libvirt-based CIM providers have been updated to enable support for third-party system management tools for Xen and KVM. (BZ#474681)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 introduced higher permission sensitivity to directory creation when installing packages. When the root's umask was changed prior to installation, and a package did not explicitly define directory permissions for a file, the installer would create directories based on the umask of the user who ran the installation. This could result in an 'Unowned Directory' error. libvirt-cim now includes full permission information, so directories are set up correctly during installation. (BZ#481810)
All users are advised to upgrade to this enhanced package, which resolves these issues.

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