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Re: [virt-tools-list] Recent changes to libvirt makes virt-manager unusable - can I revert to using ssh keys / just typing pass in once?



Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 04/25/2012 07:18 AM, Morgan Cox wrote:
>   
>> Hi.
>>
>> I am having major usability issues after recent updates of (I believe)
>> the blame lies in libvirt updates....
>>
>> Previously I just setup a new connection using virt-manager - I
>> entered the root password - I used to connect then actually was able
>> to use virt-manager.
>>
>> Now... I'm having major issues.
>>
>> In openSUSE (for example) virt-manager is completely broken - even
>> though I enter username 'root' it ALWAYS connects as my username - so
>> i can no longer use virt-manager at all with that OS.
>>
>> To make things worse  in KDE (this also happens in arch) I have a grey
>> dialogue box that you CANNOT!! paste the password in - I have to type
>> it out (like its windows or something..)
>>
>> To see what I mean see :-
>>
>> http://imgur.com/FOSvq
>>
>> So opensuse (kde) is completely broken - Arch linux involves typing a
>> 24 char pass in (instead of pasting) - and worse : I have to keep
>> !!TYPING!! the password in each time I do anything - i.e enter a VM  -
>> so its really not usable .
>>
>> Say I want to connect and enter 4 vm's - thats 5 times I have to enter
>> the password - WHY ??????
>>
>> As a workaround i changed the root pass to a simple (short) password
>> everytime I use virt-manager - so its a crappy workaround.
>>
>> In Debian (gnome2) I use the backports version of libvirt and the same
>> thing occurs - although that's slightly better as I can paste the pass
>> in that dialogue box - although (again) I have to type (or paste) the
>> pass in each time I do anything.
>>
>> I used to just use the SSH key to connect - why the hell can't i now ?
>>
>> Sorry for the tone of this email but virt-manager used to work 100%
>> fine and now its pretty much broken.
>>
>> How can I make it work like it used to ? (Or is downgrading the only way ?)
>>
>> I do not want to put the pass in every single time I do anything.
>>
>> How can I configure it to connect via SSH key (as i used to?)
>>
>>     
>
> The change was not intentional, it's just a libvirt bug:
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=811397
>
> Ask your distro to backport the relevant patch or downgrade libvirt on your host.
>   

Morgan, were you using the libvirt 0.9.11 package from OBS
Virtualization project?  FYI, I added the referenced patch to the
libvirt package today.  See also
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=757766

Regards,
Jim


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