Bug 835815

Summary: RFE: gnome-boxes should have a browse capability
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: cornel panceac <cpanceac>
Component: gnome-boxesAssignee: Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau>
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 17CC: berrange, cfergeau, marcandre.lureau, virt-maint, zali
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Description cornel panceac 2012-06-27 03:57:46 EDT
Description of problem: Request for Enhancement

gnome-boxes should have browsing capability, to open install isos or to import existing virtual machines. 

also, gnome-boxes should *not* depend on tracker since tracker should be uninstalled anyway.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-boxes-3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64

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Comment 1 Marc-Andre Lureau 2012-06-27 05:45:09 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> gnome-boxes should have browsing capability, to open install isos or to
> import existing virtual machines. 

You can browse filesystem by using the "Select a File" option in wizard source selection page.

Existing VM from other libvirt instances can be added by providing libvirt URI in wizard source "Enter URL".

The import of existing VM not managed by libvirt is not implemented yet:

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=677691

> also, gnome-boxes should *not* depend on tracker since tracker should be
> uninstalled anyway.

Tracker is a gnome dependency, it is being used by more and more projects. There is no plan to make it optionnal. However, if you prepare a clean patch, we might accept it if it not too intrusive.

(if you have issues with tracker, you should open a bug to tracker)

Please use gnome bugzilla for rfe and upstream bugs.
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/
Comment 2 Christophe Fergeau 2012-06-27 05:49:34 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > also, gnome-boxes should *not* depend on tracker since tracker should be
> > uninstalled anyway.
> 
> Tracker is a gnome dependency, it is being used by more and more projects.
> There is no plan to make it optionnal. However, if you prepare a clean
> patch, we might accept it if it not too intrusive.
> 

boxes works fine for me without tracker running, but the RPM package has a dependency on libtracker-sparql-0.14.so.0()(64bit).
Comment 3 cornel panceac 2012-06-27 09:21:22 EDT
yes, one problem i have with tracker is that uninstalling it took gnome-boxes with it.
Comment 4 Marc-Andre Lureau 2012-06-27 11:10:54 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> boxes works fine for me without tracker running, but the RPM package has a
> dependency on libtracker-sparql-0.14.so.0()(64bit).

(In reply to comment #3)
> yes, one problem i have with tracker is that uninstalling it took
> gnome-boxes with it.

That's because there is library dependency, and that library depends on tracker. Perhaps libtracker-sparql-0.14.so.0 can be made not to require tracker? Probably worth opening a bug for tracker package to ask there