SPICE client setup for MacOS
If you don’t have brew installed, visit Homebrew.
Follow this steps:
brew tap UPC/homebrew-virt-manager brew install virt-manager virt-viewer
Once that’s installed should be able make a call remote-viewer with a spice file, for example 405.vv file downloaded from Ravada.
Associate SPICE files with remote viewer
We want remote-viewer to automatically start and open the session when we double click the VM entry in Ravada. To do that we need to first create a small helper application.
Launch Automator and select Application from the dropdown list, when prompted.
Search for shell and drag to the right. The contents:
Make sure to select as arguments for passing the input. Save as ~/Applications/ravada-spice-launcher.app
Locate a ravada spice file .vv file or any file with .vv extension, and then hold down the Control key. With the Control key pressed, click on the .vv file, and then right click, open with, look for the .app file you just made, and check the Always Open With checkbox in the bottom of the dialog. This took a couple of tries for it to stick, but eventually remembered.
In Chrome, click on the small arrow on the list of downloads at the bottom, and select “Always open files of this type” and select ravada-spice-launcher app.
If everything is set up correctly you should be able to double-click on the VM and remote-viewer should start up and take care of the rest.
That’s all. Enjoy Ravada.
There is another way to do it if you have some troubles, install only RemoteViewer.
brew install --cask remoteviewer
Binary path in my env is /opt/homebrew/bin/remote-viewer.
Remember to allow this application in Settings -> Privacy & Security
You can see this message: “RemoteViewer.app” was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer Enable the button: Open Anyway
If you have some trouble, check your remote-viewer path. Maybe it is different from /usr/local/bin.
Other path can be: /opt/homebrew/bin/remote-viewer
You have a similar repo installed.
Error: Formulae found in multiple taps:
brew untap jeffreywildman/virt-manager