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I have Debian Lenny installed with the following KVM Version:

QEMU PC emulator version 0.9.1 (kvm-72), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard

=> The Problem is, this version has a confirmed bug, that is however already fixed in newer releases for KVM (Version KVM-79 and upwards).

What do I have to do to upgrade KVM to a newer version? Any hints and help a very much appreciated!

Thank you very much!!! Jens

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Lenny Backports has KVM version 0.12.5. This is the same version as is currently in Sid, so it should be fairly recent. Here are complete instructions on how to use Debian Backports in Lenny.

  • Hello Steven, thanks a million times!!! Looks very promising! thanks jens – jens Oct 26 '10 at 21:48
  • I have a Jessie installation which has KVM version 2.1 I needed to install KVM version 2.5. This was available in jessie backports so I used the backports mechanism described in the response. However even after installing the package from backports, the kvm version still shows as 2.1. Is there some step I'm missing? Googled a lot, nothing helpful available. – nano May 5 '16 at 9:08

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