Newer version for testing?

Asked by Clark Laughlin on 2013-10-01

Libvirt is now up to version 1.1.3 which is several releases newer than what is available in Saucy (1.1.1). Is there a way to get the newer versions (specifically 1.1.3) in .deb format for testing before they are rolled into a release? I specifically need the support that was added/fixed in 1.1.3 for QEMU ARM guests.

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You may find a PPA

Can you point me to such a PPA?

I have looked at all the existing PPAs and, unless I've missed one, haven't found a newer version than 1.1.1 out there. I am specifically looking for 1.1.3.

Then you can compile your own or if you contact a PPA maintainer they may make it for you

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #6

Hi. Maybe Clark should use a 'alien' application, which converts packages from one format to the other e.g. *.rpm to *.deb. You can search for a libvirt 1.1.3 version for example on: http://libvirt.org/sources/ website. However, here is a link to download 1.1.3 version (fc21): https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/source/SRPMS/l/libvirt-1.1.3-1.fc21.src.rpm

Using 'alien' seems to be pretty easy. Please remember, that alien seems to be an experimental program. Example;

,-----[ .rpm into .deb ]
| sudo alien --to-deb package.rpm
`-----

,-----[ .deb into .rpm ]
| sudo alien --to-rpm package.deb
| sudo alien -i pakiet.rpm
`-----

NOTE: I'm not pretty sure if sudo is needed. Conversion to a *.deb package is the default option, so you don't need to use '--to-deb'. Next, you can try to install libvirt 1.1.3 version by using e.g. 'dpkg' utility.One more thing: Debian Experimental has libvirt 1.1.3, please check: http://packages.debian.org/source/experimental/libvirt

Best regards.
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Of course please read manpage! http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/gutsy/man1/alien.1p.html

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