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FS#72591 - [libguestfs] virt-sparsify, virt-builder, etc and friends are missing

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 31 October 2021, 06:33 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Monday, 17 October 2022, 21:25 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Robin Broda (coderobe)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 22
Private No


As of the 1.46.1 release, upstream libguestfs devs split out the "guestfs-tools" into a separate package. This is detailed in the release announcement[1] which the Arch maintainer appears to have missed when updating libguestfs to 1.46.1

Therefore, super useful tools like virt-sparsify, virt-builder, etc have instantly disappeared from the distro!

It would be wonderful if you could please add the new "guestfs-tools" package into [community] to account for this oversight.

Feel free to use my personal PKGBUILD as a guide (attached). Thanks!

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Closed by  David Runge (dvzrv)
Monday, 17 October 2022, 21:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed with guestfs-tools 1.48.2-2
Comment by David Thurstenson (thurstylark) - Thursday, 04 November 2021, 03:27 GMT
I went ahead and put it up on the AUR in the meantime:

Also, I'm totally cool with it disappearing should it get adopted into community, fwiw :)
Comment by Mark Stenglein (ocelotsloth) - Saturday, 18 December 2021, 17:15 GMT
^^ above AUR package no longer builds.

File "progress.mli", line 1:
Error: /usr/lib/ocaml/guestfs/guestfs.cmi
is not a compiled interface for this version of OCaml.
It seems to be for an older version of OCaml.

Does `libguestfs` need to be rebuilt with OCaml 4.13.1?
Comment by pancho horrillo (pancho) - Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:20 GMT Comment by allexj (allexj) - Monday, 07 March 2022, 20:27 GMT
Can confirm.
Comment by pancho horrillo (pancho) - Saturday, 19 March 2022, 21:44 GMT is now updated to the just released guestfs-tools 1.48, and has no build problems (the issue affecting 1.46.1 was fixed upstream).
Comment by pancho horrillo (pancho) - Friday, 29 July 2022, 07:10 GMT
Re: We had some problems with `libyara` which have been fixed upstream. The AUR package is up-to-date and hunky-dory.
Comment by pancho horrillo (pancho) - Friday, 29 July 2022, 07:13 GMT