[Bug 1855890] Re: [MIR] netcat?

James Page james.page at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 10 14:42:48 UTC 2019

diff --git a/nova/virt/libvirt/connection.py b/nova/virt/libvirt/connection.py
index 064c2688fa..29ddfa184b 100644
--- a/nova/virt/libvirt/connection.py
+++ b/nova/virt/libvirt/connection.py
@@ -704,7 +704,7 @@ class LibvirtConnection(driver.ComputeDriver):
         token = str(uuid.uuid4())
         host = instance['host']
-        ajaxterm_cmd = 'sudo socat - %s' \
+        ajaxterm_cmd = 'sudo netcat - %s' \
                        % get_pty_for_instance(instance['name'])
         cmd = ['%s/tools/ajaxterm/ajaxterm.py' % utils.novadir(),

** Also affects: nova (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  drop netcat dependency

Status in netcat package in Ubuntu:
Status in nova package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  nova depends on netcat, which is no longer in Ubuntu main, but there
  are no references in the code to this tool.

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