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libguestfs - Access and modify virtual machine disk images

License: LGPLv2+
Vendor: Scientific Linux CERN,
Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images.
Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration
changes to guests, getting disk used/free statistics (see also:
virt-df), migrating between virtualization systems (see also:
virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest
clones, cloning guests and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and
much else besides.

Libguestfs uses Linux kernel and qemu code, and can access any type of
guest filesystem that Linux and qemu can, including but not limited
to: ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT and NTFS, LVM, many different disk partition
schemes, qcow, qcow2, vmdk.

Libguestfs provides ways to enumerate guest storage (eg. partitions,
LVs, what filesystem is in each LV, etc.).  It can also run commands
in the context of the guest.

Libguestfs is a library that can be linked with C and C++ management

For high level virt tools, guestfish (shell scripting and command line
access), and guestmount (mount guest filesystems using FUSE), install

For shell scripting and command line access, install 'guestfish'.

To mount guest filesystems on the host using FUSE, install

For Java bindings, install 'libguestfs-java-devel'.

For OCaml bindings, install 'ocaml-libguestfs-devel'.

For Perl bindings, install 'perl-Sys-Guestfs'.

For Python bindings, install 'python-libguestfs'.

For Ruby bindings, install 'ruby-libguestfs'.


libguestfs-1.20.11-20.el6.x86_64 [2.1 MiB] Changelog by Pino Toscano (2016-10-26):
- inspection: fix detection of /usr in separate partition
  resolves: rhbz#1388407
libguestfs-1.20.11-17.el6.x86_64 [2.1 MiB] Changelog by Pino Toscano (2016-01-19):
- Mention ext2/3/4 in set-label error messages for ext labels.
  resolves: rhbz#1294956
- Fix handling of symlinks in ll and llz, and when editing files in guestfish
  and virt-edit.
  resolves: rhbz#1293276
libguestfs-1.20.11-14.el6.x86_64 [2.1 MiB] Changelog by Pino Toscano (2015-01-19):
- Raise augeas (Build)Requires to >= 1.0.0-8.el6, which fixes
  rhbz#1160261, so virt-sysprep can remove users from /etc/shadow;
  also remove note about that lack.
  resolves: rhbz#1138630
- Make sure that libguesfs (the library itself), and virt-sparsify in
  particular, can handle filenames with ':'.
  resolves: rhbz#1128942
libguestfs-1.20.11-11.el6.x86_64 [2.0 MiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2014-09-08):
- virt-sysprep: Fix locking accounts with passwords.
  resolves: rhbz#1037166
- Update copy-patches script to RHEL 6.6.
libguestfs-1.20.11-2.el6.x86_64 [2.0 MiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2013-10-16):
- Fix CVE-2013-4419: insecure temporary directory handling for
  guestfish's network socket
  resolves: rhbz#1019737
libguestfs-1.16.34-2.el6.x86_64 [1.5 MiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2012-12-06):
- Bump and rebuild to fix RHBZ#883559.
libguestfs-1.16.19-1.el6.x86_64 [1.5 MiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2012-04-18):
- Rebase to libguestfs 1.16.19
  resolves: rhbz#719879
- Rebuild against augeas 0.9.0-3.el6
  related: rhbz#808662
- Fix: Don't abort inspection if mdadm.conf ARRAY doesn't have a uuid.
- Switch back to git for patch management.
libguestfs-1.7.17-26.el6.x86_64 [1.5 MiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2011-08-12):
- Document that remote run in cmd substitution context hangs.
  resolves: rhbz#730248
- Note that additional memory may be required to typecheck Augeas lenses.
  resolves: rhbz#729887

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