Virtualisation - various (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Virtualisation PPA (libvirt 7.4.0, qemu 6.0, lxc/lxd) for Xenial & newer.

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QEMU 6.0 for Bionic (Python 3.6) & newer, and 5.0 for Xenial (Python 3.5).

                 Virtualisation - various (Xenial & newer)

acpica-unix (20200925), augeas (1.12.0), device-tree-compiler (1.6.0), dmidecode (3.3), gfs2-utils (3.3.0), google-perftools (2.9.1), hivex (1.3.19), ipxe (1.21.1+git-20210429), keyutils (1.6.1), libcacard (2.8.0), libfabric (1.11.0), libnftnl (1.1.9), libosinfo (1.8.0), libpsm2 (12.2.185), libslirp (4.4.0), libsys-virt-perl (7.0.0), libtirpc (1.3.1), liburing (0.7 Focal only), libisci (1.19.0), libvirt{-python} (7.6.0), libvirt-glib (4.0.0), *dbus (1.4.0), lsscsi (0.31), ndctl (71.1), nftables (0.9.8), osinfo-db (20210215), parted (3.4), pci.ids (0.0~2021.08.22), phodav (2.5), qemu (6.0 / 5.0 Xenial), seabios (1.14.0), spice{-protocol} (0.14.3), spice-gtk (0.38), supermin (5.2.1), tox (3.21.4), usb.ids (2021.07.19), virt-manager (3.2.0+git20210210), virt-p2v (1.42.0), virt-v2v (1.45.3), xfsprogs (5.6.0)

Xenial & Bionic: boost-defaults, boost1.67, dh-sysuser (1.3.3), ebtables (, glusterfs (7.2), gtk-vnc (1.0.0), icu (63.2), infinipath-psm, iptables (1.8.4), leveldb, libbfio, libewf, libguestfs (1.40.2), libvirt-php (0.5.5), lxc (3.0.4), lxc-templates, lxd (3.0.4 bug fix release), mdadm (4.1), nfs-utils (1.3.4), ntfs-3g (2017.3.23AR.3), ocaml-libvirt (, partclone (0.3.13), pmdk (1.8), python3-lxc (3.0.4), quota (4.05), rdma-core (28.0), rpcbind (1.2.5), ruby-fog-libvirt, ruby-libvirt, virt-viewer (7.0), virglrenderer (0.8.2), virt-what, virtualenv-clone (0.3.0), virtualenvwrapper (4.8.4), vmem (1.8), xen (4.11.3+24-g14b62ab3e5), zerofree (1.1.1), zfs-fuse (0.7.0), zfs-linux (0.8.3)

Xenial only: afflib, ceph (12.2.13), hfsplus (1.0.4-15), ipxe-qemu-256k-compat, libgovirt, ocaml, openssl, osinfo-db-tools (1.1.0), pcre2, php-imagick, pyvirtualdisplay (0.2.1), sanlock, sgabios, sleuthkit

* denotes a shorthand package name with a common prefix or suffix removed


NOTE: An advanced PPA for the latest virtualisation software. Adding this PPA and upgrading the system will install many changes, especially for older systems (Xenial & Bionic era). Be sure you want this before choosing to proceed and as always: do a full system backup before such an upgrade!

Update (17 Mar 2021): A workaround for a long-standing issue with libvirt backport (currently 7.0.0) on Xenial systems is now included. The issue was the libvirtd service consistently failing to start on boot due to a "start request repeated too quickly" error, which is fixed by adding a systemd startup timer of 30 seconds to force a delayed libvirtd start.

If you are using this PPA for Bionic (or newer) and are encountering the same issue then please report this bug and the libvirtd package can then be updated for the series in question by adding the same libvirtd.timer unit.

*** Install ***

Notes for Xenial: This PPA depends on ppa:savoury1/display for newer than default display drivers, which newer virtualisation software here depends on. Thus, to install on Xenial-based systems do these steps (the FFmpeg 4 PPA provides newer GStreamer and GCC 7.5.0 for Xenial, also required):

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/display
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/virtualisation
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Lastly, GTK >= 3.22 is required for virt-manager >= 3.2.0 so the following command must be added to the above commands for virt-manager on Xenial:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/gtk-xenial

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


Additionally, for Xenial & Bionic:


Additionally, for Xenial only:


Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/virtualisation to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/virtualisation
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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Signing key:
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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acpica-unix 20200925-1.2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
acpica-unix 20200925-1.2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
acpica-unix 20200925-1.2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
afflib 3.7.16-2build2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
augeas 1.12.0-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
augeas 1.12.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
augeas 1.12.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
boost-defaults Rob Savoury ()
boost-defaults Rob Savoury ()
boost1.67 1.67.0-13ubuntu1~18.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
boost1.67 1.67.0-13ubuntu1~16.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
ceph 12.2.13+ds1-0ubuntu0.16.04.8sav0 Rob Savoury ()
device-tree-compiler 1.6.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
device-tree-compiler 1.6.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
device-tree-compiler 1.6.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dh-sysuser 1.3.3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dh-sysuser 1.3.3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dmidecode 3.3-2~21.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dmidecode 3.3-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dmidecode 3.3-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dmidecode 3.3-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ebtables Rob Savoury ()
ebtables Rob Savoury ()
gfs2-utils 3.3.0-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gfs2-utils 3.3.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gfs2-utils 3.3.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
glusterfs 7.2-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
glusterfs 7.2-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
google-perftools 2.9.1-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
google-perftools 2.9.1-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
google-perftools 2.9.1-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gtk-vnc 1.0.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gtk-vnc 1.0.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
hfsplus 1.0.4-15~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
hivex 1.3.19-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
hivex 1.3.19-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
hivex 1.3.19-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
icu 63.2-2ubuntu0.1~18.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
icu 63.2-2ubuntu0.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
infinipath-psm 3.3+20.604758e7-6~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
infinipath-psm 3.3+20.604758e7-6~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
iptables 1.8.4-3ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
iptables 1.8.4-3ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ipxe 1.21.1+git-20210429.323af9ee-0ubuntu1~21.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ipxe 1.21.1+git-20210429.323af9ee-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ipxe 1.21.1+git-20210429.323af9ee-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ipxe 1.21.1+git-20210429.323af9ee-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
ipxe-qemu-256k-compat 1.0.0+git-20150424.a25a16d-0ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
keyutils 1.6.1-2ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
keyutils 1.6.1-2ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
keyutils 1.6.1-2ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
leveldb 1.22-3ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
leveldb 1.22-3ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libbfio 20170123-5ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libbfio 20170123-5ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libcacard 1:2.8.0-3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libcacard 1:2.8.0-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libcacard 1:2.8.0-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libewf 20140807-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libewf 20140807-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libfabric 1.11.0-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libfabric 1.11.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libfabric 1.11.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libgovirt 0.3.4-3.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libguestfs 1:1.40.2-7ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libguestfs 1:1.40.2-7ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libiscsi 1.19.0-3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libiscsi 1.19.0-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libiscsi 1.19.0-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libnftnl 1.1.9-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libnftnl 1.1.9-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libnftnl 1.1.9-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libosinfo 1.8.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libosinfo 1.8.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libosinfo 1.8.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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