Bug 501761 - libguestfs requires qemu, not qemu-system-x86 or qemu-system-ppc
Summary: libguestfs requires qemu, not qemu-system-x86 or qemu-system-ppc
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libguestfs
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11VirtTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-05-20 15:54 UTC by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2009-07-19 10:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.0.58-2.fc11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Environment:
Last Closed: 2009-07-11 17:14:17 UTC


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Description Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-20 15:54:49 UTC
libguestfs pulls in the qemu meta-package when instead it should require qemu-system-x86 or qemu-system-ppc

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-05-20 16:30:44 UTC
Yup, this is a bug for sure.  Will fix, probably
not today though.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-05-20 17:57:29 UTC
Mark, some questions:

I have a feeling that if /usr/bin/qemu-kvm (the binary)
exists, as it does on %{ix86} and x86_64, I should probably
just do:

BuildRequires: /usr/bin/qemu-kvm

The alternative would be to depend on the qemu-kvm package.

Any thoughts on that?  But ...

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm is provided by qemu-system-x86, and
qemu-kvm (the package) seems to be an empty virtual package
which requires qemu-system-x86.  Is qemu-kvm meant as
a placeholder for "any arch that might have KVM in the
future", or is it an obsolete package?

On PPC I guess KVM is not supported (in Fedora, but apparently
it *is* by upstream - is this right?)

So just a suggestion:
if qemu-kvm is a placeholder for "any future arch that has
KVM", perhaps we should have a qemu-no-kvm package which
is a placeholder for the non-KVM-supported arches?

Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-05-20 17:58:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> So just a suggestion:
> if qemu-kvm is a placeholder for "any future arch that has
> KVM", perhaps we should have a qemu-no-kvm package which
> is a placeholder for the non-KVM-supported arches?  

Actually on small reflection I don't think this makes
any sense, since who would want to build only for non-KVM
archs?  So ignore that bit, but the rest of the question
above still stands!

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-21 07:56:18 UTC
Oh, I hadn't realized - qemu-kvm on ppc/ppc64 requires qemu-system-ppc

Easiest just to require qemu-kvm and carry on :-)

We don't ship KVM ppc support in Fedora yet, but AFAIK it's just a lack of someone motivated enough to make it happen

Comment 5 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-05-21 08:25:36 UTC
Rebuilt for Rawhide:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1367948

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-05-21 08:57:55 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.27-1.fc11.2 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.27-1.fc11.2

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-05-21 23:23:08 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.27-1.fc11.2 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5279

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-05-26 10:38:54 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.32-1.fc11.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.32-1.fc11.1

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-05-27 13:24:00 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.33-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.33-1.fc11

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-05-28 07:56:52 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.33-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5537

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-05-29 06:04:10 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.36-1.fc11.2 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.36-1.fc11.2

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-05-30 02:37:11 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.36-1.fc11.2 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5700

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2009-06-02 15:10:45 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.38-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.38-1.fc11

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2009-06-04 15:39:37 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.41-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.41-1.fc11

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2009-06-04 21:22:36 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.38-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5936

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2009-06-06 17:58:22 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.42-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.42-1.fc11

Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 16:11:12 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping

Comment 18 Fedora Update System 2009-06-23 09:15:23 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.51-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.51-1.fc11

Comment 19 Fedora Update System 2009-06-27 02:54:49 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.51-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-7011

Comment 20 Fedora Update System 2009-06-29 19:28:00 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.54-2.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.54-2.fc11

Comment 21 Fedora Update System 2009-07-02 05:54:53 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.54-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 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 libguestfs'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-7285

Comment 22 Fedora Update System 2009-07-02 23:26:48 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.55-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.55-1.fc11

Comment 23 Fedora Update System 2009-07-11 09:27:46 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.58-2.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libguestfs-1.0.58-2.fc11

Comment 24 Fedora Update System 2009-07-11 17:13:08 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.54-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 25 Fedora Update System 2009-07-19 10:28:26 UTC
libguestfs-1.0.58-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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