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Tech rambling 

What on *earth* have I gotten myself into...

An attempt to install macOS in KVM has turned into "let's compile libvirt from source to work with the qemu I compiled from source to work with macOS so I can use iMessage remotely" madness...

Oh, and this also happened in the meantime:

Tech rambling 

CRAP CRAP CRAP I just broke libvirtd...and I can't start my router VM

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Tech rambling 

okay I managed to purge my custom libvirt and reinstall from the apt cache, now to see if qemu complains or if it's happy enough to get my dang VMs running

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Tech rambling 

CRAP now libvirtd service can't run the qemu binaries? Why, permissions, why?!?!

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Tech rambling, live troubleshooting 

Time for stupid solutions....just kicked off a script to forcibly reconfigure/reinstall every single installed package.

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re: Tech rambling, live troubleshooting 

So close and yet so far. By manually editing the KVM XML for my router VM, I was able to get the custom-compiled QEMU plus Debian's libvirt to boot it and at least get me Internet access. Now comes the task of manually purging QEMU...which apparently doesn't support `make uninstall`. See screenshot.

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re: Tech rambling, live troubleshooting 

Screw it, backing everything up and reinstalling Debian. *sigh* Learned my lesson, heh

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