Project ID: 11275


The Virtualization Ark

An archive of old/ancient virtualization packages, parallel installable & runnable with the main distros package.

Currently it provides builds of:

  • Libvirt, versions from 1.2.0 onwards
  • QEMU, versions from 1.4.0 onwards

The RPMs are named "$APP-ark-$VERSION", eg "libvirt-ark-1_2_20". Note the version is part of the RPM name, as well as being in the RPM version. This allows multiple versions to be easily installed in parallel

Installation Instructions

Each package version installs into /opt/$APP/$VERSION, eg /opt/libvirt/1.2.0 or /opt/qemu/2.4.0.

To launch libvirtd

$ sudo /opt/libvirt/1.2.20/sbin/libvirtd

These builds store all their configuration in /opt/libvirt/$VERSION/etc/libvirt, so will not conflict with the main Fedora installed libvirt. As a result though, you need to use the corresponding virsh binary to connect

$ /opt/libvirt/1.2.20/bin/virsh

To test building another app against this version set some environment variables

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/libvirt/1.2.20/lib/pkgconfig

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/libvirt/1.2.20/lib

For libvirtd to pick up a QEMU ark version, it must appear in $PATH before the QEMU from /usr eg

export PATH=/opt/qemu/2.0.0/bin:$PATH

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Fedora 38 i386 (72)*, ppc64le (88)*, x86_64 (46)* Fedora 38 (0 downloads)
Fedora 39 i386 (80)*, ppc64le (80)*, x86_64 (81)* Fedora 39 (43 downloads)
Fedora 40 i386 (38)*, ppc64le (56)*, x86_64 (56)* Fedora 40 (16 downloads)
Fedora rawhide i386 (57)*, ppc64le (93)*, x86_64 (55)* Fedora rawhide (242 downloads)

* Total number of downloaded packages.