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From 7df465dede750140bbc5a2579a5256061af63e03 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: "Richard W.M. Jones" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:50:27 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] RHEL 8: v2v: Disable the --qemu-boot option (RHBZ#1147313).
This cannot work because there is no Gtk or SDL output mode
in RHEL 8's qemu-kvm.
In addition you will have to edit the -display option in the
qemu script.
docs/virt-v2v-output-local.pod | 6 ++----
docs/virt-v2v.pod | 13 -------------
v2v/ | 3 ++-
3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/virt-v2v-output-local.pod b/docs/virt-v2v-output-local.pod
index a5f155cb..3a2e6238 100644
--- a/docs/virt-v2v-output-local.pod
+++ b/docs/virt-v2v-output-local.pod
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ or libvirt
virt-v2v [-i* options] -o local -os DIRECTORY
- virt-v2v [-i* options] -o qemu -os DIRECTORY [--qemu-boot]
+ virt-v2v [-i* options] -o qemu -os DIRECTORY
virt-v2v [-i* options] -o json -os DIRECTORY
[-oo json-disks-pattern=PATTERN]
@@ -50,12 +50,10 @@ where C<NAME> is the guest name.
=item B<-o qemu -os> C<DIRECTORY>
-=item B<-o qemu -os> C<DIRECTORY> B<--qemu-boot>
This converts the guest to files in C<DIRECTORY>. Unlike I<-o local>
above, a shell script is created which contains the raw qemu command
you would need to boot the guest. However the shell script is not
-run, I<unless> you also add the I<--qemu-boot> option.
=item B<-o json -os> C<DIRECTORY>
diff --git a/docs/virt-v2v.pod b/docs/virt-v2v.pod
index 74934eb4..a19f0a73 100644
--- a/docs/virt-v2v.pod
+++ b/docs/virt-v2v.pod
@@ -144,11 +144,6 @@ Since F<guest-domain.xml> contains the path(s) to the guest disk
image(s) you do not need to specify the name of the disk image on the
command line.
-To convert a local disk image and immediately boot it in local
-qemu, do:
- virt-v2v -i disk disk.img -o qemu -os /var/tmp --qemu-boot
=head1 OPTIONS
=over 4
@@ -537,9 +532,6 @@ This is similar to I<-o local>, except that a shell script is written
which you can use to boot the guest in qemu. The converted disks and
shell script are written to the directory specified by I<-os>.
-When using this output mode, you can also specify the I<--qemu-boot>
-option which boots the guest under qemu immediately.
=item B<-o> B<rhev>
This is the same as I<-o rhv>.
@@ -815,11 +807,6 @@ Print information about the source guest and stop. This option is
useful when you are setting up network and bridge maps.
See L</Networks and bridges>.
-=item B<--qemu-boot>
-When using I<-o qemu> only, this boots the guest immediately after
-virt-v2v finishes.
=item B<-q>
=item B<--quiet>
diff --git a/v2v/ b/v2v/
index 3b74f307..df69e2e0 100644
--- a/v2v/
+++ b/v2v/
@@ -284,7 +284,6 @@ let parse_cmdline () =
s_"Estimate size of source and stop";
[ L"print-source" ], Getopt.Set print_source,
s_"Print source and stop";
- [ L"qemu-boot" ], Getopt.Set qemu_boot, s_"Boot in qemu (-o qemu only)";
[ L"root" ], Getopt.String ("ask|... ", set_root_choice),
s_"How to choose root filesystem";
[ L"vddk-config" ], Getopt.String ("filename", set_input_option_compat "vddk-config"),
@@ -668,6 +667,8 @@ read the man page virt-v2v(1).
| Some d when not (is_directory d) ->
error (f_"-os %s: output directory does not exist or is not a directory") d
| Some d -> d in
+ if qemu_boot then
+ error (f_"-o qemu: the --qemu-boot option cannot be used in RHEL");
Output_qemu.output_qemu os qemu_boot,
output_format, output_alloc