[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#559356: libvirt-bin: libvirtd fails to start (SELinux)

Luca Tettamanti kronos.it at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 21:41:04 UTC 2009

Package: libvirt-bin
Version: 0.7.4-1
Severity: normal

libvirtd fails to start when SELinux is active on the system; this the
output of the program:

22:31:41.249: warning : qemudStartup:907 : Unable to create cgroup for driver: No such device or address
22:31:41.311: error : SELinuxInitialize:115 : cannot open SELinux virtual domain context file '/etc/selinux/default/contexts/virtual_domain_context': No such file or directory
22:31:41.311: error : qemudSecurityInit:764 : Failed to start security driver
22:31:41.311: error : virStateInitialize:832 : Initialization of QEMU state driver failed
22:31:41.312: error : main:3155 : Driver state initialization failed
22:31:41.312: warning : qemudDispatchSignalEvent:383 : Shutting down on signal 3

/etc/selinux/default/contexts/virtual_domain_context is not provided by the
selinux-policy-default package...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libvirt-bin depends on:
ii  adduser           3.111                  add and remove users and groups
ii  hal               0.5.13-6               Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  libavahi-client3  0.6.25-2               Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3  0.6.25-2               Avahi common library
ii  libc6             2.10.1-2               GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap-ng0        0.5.1-1                Development and header files for l
ii  libdbus-1-3       1.2.16-2               simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdevmapper1.02. 2:1.02.39-1            The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libgnutls26       2.8.3-1                the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libhal1           0.5.13-6               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libparted1.8-12   1.8.8.git.2009.07.19-5 The GNU Parted disk partitioning s
ii  libreadline6      6.0-5                  GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libsasl2-2        2.1.23.dfsg1-3         Cyrus SASL - authentication abstra
ii  libselinux1       2.0.89-4               SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libuuid1          2.16.1-4               Universally Unique ID library
ii  libvirt0          0.7.4-1                library for interfacing with diffe
ii  libxenstore3.0    3.4.2-2                Xenstore communications library fo
ii  libxml2           2.7.6.dfsg-1           GNOME XML library
ii  logrotate         3.7.8-4                Log rotation utility

Versions of packages libvirt-bin recommends:
ii  bridge-utils                  1.4-5      Utilities for configuring the Linu
ii  dnsmasq-base                  2.47-3     A small caching DNS proxy and DHCP
ii  iptables                      1.4.5-1    administration tools for packet fi
ii  netcat-openbsd                1.89-3     TCP/IP swiss army knife
pn  qemu                          <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages libvirt-bin suggests:
ii  policykit-1                   0.95-1     framework for managing administrat

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