Bug 497963 - virt-manager should depend on qemu?
virt-manager should depend on qemu?
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 497602
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-28 01:40 EDT by Evan Klitzke
Modified: 2009-04-28 09:05 EDT (History)
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Description Evan Klitzke 2009-04-28 01:40:34 EDT
If you do `yum groupinstall Virtualization` you get virt-manager installed (and libvirtd), but not qemu. If you try to create a qemu/kvm connection in virt-manager you subsequently get a cryptic error message about not being able to connect to qemu:///system. This error is resolved by installing the `qemu` package.

In theory I suppose this is OK since virt-manager would still work with Xen, but AFAIK dom0 support isn't implemented in the 2.6.29 kernel, so in practice users must use KVM on Fedora 11. I think that virt-manager should depend on qemu for this reason, since Xen isn't really a viable alternative for F11 users.

At the very least, the Virtualization group should probably provide qemu, since that provides a looser dependency.

This is all wrt the fedora 11 beta. I have virt-manager version 0.7.0 release 4.fc11.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2009-04-28 09:05:31 EDT
This is an issue with the packages listed in the 'Virtualization' group.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 497602 ***

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