Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 387971
python-virtinst indirectly depends on gtk2
Last modified: 2008-05-27 06:25:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Installing xen with python-virtinst pulls gtk and X.org packages
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just upgrade f7 to f8, python-virtinst will pull unnecessary X.org packages
python-virtinst depends on virt-viewer, which is a gtk2 app, so installing it
will pull gtk2 and X.org packages. But it's only required if managing guests
through VNC. So vnc_console method in /usr/bin/virt-install should return an
error if virt-viewer not found and the package should not require it.
Actually this happens now when you run yum update/upgrade on F7. So F7 is also
python-virtinst-0.200.0-4.fc7 does not require virt-viewer, but
The suggestion above sounds like the right way to fix this. Please remove the
virt-viewer requirement and update the packages in rawhide, 8 and 7. Thank you. :)
For F9 we've decide to make use of the 'comps.xml' file to ensure virt-viewer
is in the default install set for anyone selecting Virtualization. This means we
don't need an explicit dependancy anymore. I'll also remove the dep from F7/8 -
people will just have to install it manually for F7/8 if they want auto-console.
This should allow non-X based installs with python-virtinst
python-virtinst-0.300.2-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update python-virtinst'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-1196
From the F7 updates-testing repository:
Updated: python-virtinst - 0.300.2-2.fc7.noarch
Now yum update/upgrade on F7 is ok again.
python-virtinst-0.300.2-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.