How to install latest virt-manager in Debian?

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How to install latest virt-manager in Debian?

Postby ruba » October 1st, 2018, 7:40 am

I'm using Debian stable and in debian stable virt-manager version is 1.4.0, but I need to use version 1.5.1 because 1.4.0 has one bug.

I went to and downloaded source, then I go to virt installation folder and used

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sudo python install

But I got error
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running install
Using sysprefix=/usr
running build
Generating /home/user/Downloads/virt/virt-manager-1.5.1/build/virt-manager
Generating /home/user/Downloads/virt/virt-manager-1.5.1/build/virt-install
Generating /home/user/Downloads/virt/virt-manager-1.5.1/build/virt-clone
Generating /home/user/Downloads/virt/virt-manager-1.5.1/build/virt-convert
Generating /home/user/Downloads/virt/virt-manager-1.5.1/build/virt-xml
Generating man/virt-manager.1
Generating man/virt-xml.1
Generating man/virt-install.1
Generating man/virt-clone.1
Generating man/virt-convert.1
running build_i18n
Writing po/
intltool-update -p -g virt-manager
unable to execute 'intltool-update': No such file or directory
Removing po/
error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'po/'

That are install instructions

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# Basic Install

For starters, if you just want to run `virt-manager/virt-install` to test out
changes, it can be done from the source directory:

To install the software into `/usr/local` (usually), you can do:
python install

To build an RPM, you can run:
python rpm

`` generally has all the build and install commands, for more info see:

   - `python --help-commands`
   - `python install --help`
   - [Python Standard Build and Install](

## Pre-requisite software

A detailed dependency list can be found in
[]( file.

Minimum version requirements of major components:

   - python >= 2.7
   - gtk3 >= 3.14
   - libvirt-python >= 0.6.0
   - pygobject3 >= 3.14
   - libosinfo >= 0.2.10

On Debian or Ubuntu based distributions, you need to install the
`gobject-introspection` bindings for some dependencies like `libvirt-glib`
and `libosinfo`. Look for package names that start with `'gir'`, for example
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Re: How to install latest virt-manager in Debian?

Postby fsmithred » October 1st, 2018, 8:47 pm

I think you need to install the intltool package to get the missing command.
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