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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-tar upload problem

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 12:28:29PM +0200, Natxo Asenjo wrote:
> # virt-tar --version
> 1.0.85

This is quite an old version -- Fedora 12 updates should contain an
updated version, or look here:


We have fixed a lot of bugs since 1.0.85.

> I am using virtual manager on fedora 12. If I try to upload a tar file
> to a stopped vm, I get these errors:
> ]# virt-tar -u wiki test.tar /tmp/
> /dev/sr0: No medium found at
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/Sys/Guestfs/Lib.pm
> line 214.
> ]# virt-tar -u wiki test.tar /tmp/
> unknown filesystem /dev/hdc
> tar_in: write: /tmp/: Broken pipe at /usr/bin/virt-tar line 246.
> The first one is kind of silly :). The system is stopped but still it
> checks if the cdrom is connected. I just have to disconnect it and the
> error goes away; the seccond error is the fatal one. I cannot use
> virt-tar as advertised in the man page. This is a fedora 12 system

Both of these are bugs.  If you can reproduce this with a newer
version please post bugs at:


Include the debug information described here:


It would also be very useful to know what exactly the guest operating
system is.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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