libvirt - Toolkit to interact with virtualization capabilities

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 11
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package filename libvirt-5.6.0.txz
Package name libvirt
Package version 5.6.0
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Category devel
License LGPL3
Download size 6.13 MB
Installed size 34.97 MB
A toolkit to interact with the virtualization capabilities of recent versions of
Linux, and other OSes.
libvirt provides:
* Remote management using TLS encryption and x509 certificates
* Remote management authenticating with Kerberos and SASL
* Local access control using PolicyKit
* Zero-conf discovery using Avahi multicast-DNS
* Management of virtual machines, virtual networks and storage
* Portable client API for Linux, Solaris and Windows
- BHYVE: on
- DOCS: on
- GNUTLS: on
- LIBSSH: on
- LIBSSH2: on
- NLS: on
- NSS: off
- QEMU: off
- SASL: off
- XEN: off
- ZFS: on
To enable libvirtd please add libvirtd_enable="YES" to
The libvirt port does not come with networking configuration enabled.
The 'default' network definition is available at:
To enable this network please do the following:
cp /usr/local/share/examples/libvirt/networks/default.xml /usr/local/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks
To configure this network for autostart, execute the following:
ln -s ../default.xml /usr/local/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/autostart/default.xml
If you have libvirtd already running you'll need to restart it for changes
to take effect.
For more details on using libvirt with bhyve please refer to:


Package Version Architecture Repository
libvirt-5.6.0.txz 5.6.0 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
libvirt-5.3.0.txz 5.3.0 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
libvirt-5.3.0.txz 5.3.0 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
libvirt - - -


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curl = 7.65.3
dmidecode = 3.2
dnsmasq = 2.80_3,1
gettext-runtime = 0.20.1
gnutls = 3.6.9 -
libgcrypt = 1.8.4_1 - - -
libssh = 0.8.6 -
libssh2 = 1.8.2,3 -
libxml2 = 2.9.9 -
readline = 8.0.0


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Type URL
Binary Package libvirt-5.6.0.txz
Source Package devel/libvirt

Install Howto

Install libvirt txz package:

# pkg install libvirt

See Also

Package Description
libvirt-dbus-1.3.0.txz Libvirt D-Bus API binding
libvirt-glib-2.0.0.txz Glib bindings for Libvirt virtualization API
libvirt-java-0.5.1_4.txz Java bindings for Libvirt virtualization API
libvisio01-0.1.6_13.txz Library and tools for parsing the visio file format structure
libvisual-0.2.0_5.txz Abstraction library that sits between apps and visual plugin
libvisual04-0.4.0_6.txz Abstraction library that sits between apps and visual plugin
libvisual04-plugins-0.4.0_5.txz Set of plugins for the libvisual framework
libvmdk-20181227.txz Library and tools to access the VMware Virtual Disk (VMDK) format
libvmime-0.9.2_5.txz All-in-one Internet mail library
libvncserver-0.9.12_2.txz Provide an easy API to a custom vnc server
libvolume_id-0.81.1.txz Library to provide file system type information
libvorbis-1.3.6,3.txz Audio compression codec library
libvpx-1.8.1_1.txz VP8/VP9 Codec SDK
libvshadow-20190323.txz Library to support the Volume Service Snapshot (VSS) format
libvslvm-e.20181227.txz Library and tools to access the LVM volume system format