[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#635582: virt-manager doesn't use ssh-askpass to ask password, and hangs whole UI.

Yao Wei (=?UTF-8?Q?=E9=AD=8F=E9=8A=98=E5=BB=B7?=) mwei at lxde.org
Thu Jul 28 10:03:47 UTC 2011

retitle 635582 virt-manager hangs as non-root if not launched with --no-fork

Here is the bug report in redhat bug tracker, And it seems the bug get
fixed in fedora already:


I am putting the patch in the attachment.

In addition, a new upstream release seems available.

2011/7/27 Yao Wei <mwei at lxde.org>:
> Package: virt-manager
> Version: 0.8.7-1
> Severity: important
> The virt-manager doesn't ask me password via ssh-askpass, but it only
> shows password dialog in the termianl when running virt-manager with
> --no-fork option.
> If virt-manager used without --no-fork, there is no password dialog at
> all and the whole virt-manager UI will hang, and eats CPU resources
> maybe caused by busy-waiting.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: wheezy/sid
>  APT prefers unstable
>  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages virt-manager depends on:
> ii  gconf2                        2.32.4-1   GNOME configuration database syste
> ii  librsvg2-common               2.34.0-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
> ii  python                        2.6.7-1    interactive high-level object-orie
> ii  python-dbus                   0.84.0-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
> ii  python-glade2                 2.24.0-2   GTK+ bindings: Glade support
> ii  python-gnome2                 2.28.1-3   Python bindings for the GNOME desk
> ii  python-gtk-vnc                0.4.3-4    VNC viewer widget for GTK+2 (Pytho
> ii  python-gtk2                   2.24.0-2   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
> ii  python-ipy                    1:0.72-1   Python module for handling IPv4 an
> ii  python-libvirt                0.9.3-3    libvirt Python bindings
> ii  python-support                1.0.14     automated rebuilding support for P
> ii  python-urlgrabber             3.9.1-4    A high-level cross-protocol url-gr
> ii  python-vte                    1:0.28.1-2 Python bindings for the VTE widget
> ii  virtinst                      0.500.6-1  Programs to create and clone virtu
> Versions of packages virt-manager recommends:
> ii  gnome-icon-theme              3.0.0-4    GNOME Desktop icon theme
> ii  libvirt-bin                   0.9.3-3    programs for the libvirt library
> Versions of packages virt-manager suggests:
> ii  gnome-keyring                 3.0.3-2    GNOME keyring services (daemon and
> pn  hal                           <none>     (no description available)
> ii  python-gnomekeyring           2.32.0-1   Python bindings for the GNOME keyr
> ii  ssh-askpass-gnome [ssh-askpas 1:5.8p1-5  interactive X program to prompt us
> ii  virt-viewer                   0.4.0-1    Displaying the graphical console o
> -- no debconf information

Yao Wei
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