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Small Addendum

Few days ago I converted one more 12.04 LTS host to Precise/Raring hybrid and my results were slightly different from my previous experience. Both systems were stable, no problems here, but I needed to install/update some additional packages, which were not required in the first case. So, my updated /etc/apt/preferences.d/libvirt file contains additional lines:

Package: libtasn1-3
Pin: release a=raring
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: qemu-kvm
Pin: release a=raring
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: qemu-common
Pin: release a=raring
Pin-Priority: 990

As for stability – it’s like I said – I have no complaints so far.

Testing new libvirt features on Ubuntu 12.04

If you are like me and you want to experiment with cutting edge virtualization technologies on LTS version of Ubuntu(12.04 aka Precise Pangolin), you will soon find out that this is not so easy. But, of course, it is still possible. First of all, keep in mind that to achieve this, you will be turning your stable LTS system into unstable one and I can’t guarantee that everything will work as expected or work at all. You have been warned… 🙂 Continue reading Testing new libvirt features on Ubuntu 12.04