[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#807482: spice_session_set_shared_dir: assertion 'dir != NULL' failed

wim wim.bertels at khleuven.be
Wed Dec 9 12:09:28 UTC 2015

Package: virt-viewer
Version: 1.0-1
Severity: normal


As root:
using virsh to start a domain,
and then using virt-viewer to connect to the domain:
i always get this message (several times) 
"GSpice-CRITICAL **: spice_session_set_shared_dir: assertion 'dir != NULL' failed"
$virsh start debian-vm
$virt-viewer debian-vm

Another, possibly unrelated bug, but i mention it here as i didn't find any other hints in logs or online:
the keyboard sometimes is not shareable/(automatically switchable) between host and domain(vm);
the only solution then is to explicitely use the mouse and (de)select the usb device (ie the keyboard)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages virt-viewer depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                 2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                       2.19-18+deb8u1
ii  libcairo-gobject2           1.14.0-2.1
ii  libcairo2                   1.14.0-2.1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0          2.31.1-2+deb8u3
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.42.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                  3.14.5-1+deb8u1
ii  libgtk-vnc-2.0-0            0.5.3-1.3
ii  libgvnc-1.0-0               0.5.3-1.3
ii  libpango-1.0-0              1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0         1.36.8-3
ii  libspice-client-glib-2.0-8  0.25-1+b1
ii  libspice-client-gtk-3.0-4   0.25-1+b1
ii  libvirt0                    1.2.9-9+deb8u1
ii  libxml2                     2.9.1+dfsg1-5

virt-viewer recommends no packages.

Versions of packages virt-viewer suggests:
ii  netcat-openbsd [netcat]      1.105-7
ii  netcat-traditional [netcat]  1.10-41

-- no debconf information

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