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Bug 1688596 - edk2-ovmf-ia32 is missing OVMF_VARS [NEEDINFO]
Summary: edk2-ovmf-ia32 is missing OVMF_VARS
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: edk2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paolo Bonzini
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-03-14 04:50 UTC by Philippe Troin
Modified: 2019-03-15 17:26 UTC (History)
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crobinso: needinfo? (puiterwijk)

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Description Philippe Troin 2019-03-14 04:50:16 UTC
Description of problem:
edk2-ovmf-ia32 does not provide the OVMF_VARS* files (nvram variables and signature).
This prevents qemu or libvirt from creating a 32bit UEFI instance.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Also present in F29.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch a libvirt instance with UEFI i686 BIOS.

Actual results:
VM creation fails at:
Unable to complete install: 'Failed to open file '/usr/share/edk2/ovmf-ia32/OVMF_VARS.fd': No such file or directory'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 75, in cb_wrapper
    callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 2122, in _do_async_install
    guest.installer_instance.start_install(guest, meter=meter)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/", line 415, in start_install
    doboot, transient)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/", line 358, in _create_guest
    domain = self.conn.createXML(install_xml or final_xml, 0)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.7/site-packages/", line 3718, in createXML
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateXML() failed', conn=self)
libvirt.libvirtError: Failed to open file '/usr/share/edk2/ovmf-ia32/OVMF_VARS.fd': No such file or directory

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2019-03-15 17:26:39 UTC
Indeed it seems like we aren't generating ia32 ovmf vars in the rpm build. Patrick, is this just an oversight or does qemu-ovmf-secureboot need extending?

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