Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509532
Move /usr/bin/qemu-kvm into the qemu-kvm package
Last modified: 2009-09-14 11:25:39 EDT
There's no reason for qemu-kvm to be a completely empty package, it makes perfect sense for it to contain /usr/bin/qemu-kvm.
It should still require qemu-system-x86 for the BIOS symlinks
*** Bug 518718 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Okay, what I'm going to do is move /usr/bin/qemu-kvm, kvm.modules and 80-kvm.rules into the qemu-kvm package
The %post scriptlet to run kvm.modules and the kvm Provides/Obsoletes will also be moved
The obvious concern is that if people only have qemu-system-x86 installed and update, they lose /usr/bin/qemu-kvm
However, since we've always had qemu-kvm in comps, I expect it will only affect a small number of people and I think it's okay to make this change.
Also, note that the likes of libguestfs explicitly requires qemu-kvm, rather than qemu-system-x86
danpb gives a good reason to not do this, basically that the qemu-kvm sub-package will go away eventually when we start using stock upstream qemu instead of the qemu-kvm fork
If it wasn't for the fact that comps won't pull in qemu-system-x86 if we just have Provides: qemu-kvm, we wouldn't have this sub-package at all
Also, qemu-kvm is properly merged upstream, we might re-name this sub-package to qemu-system, meaning "the appropriate qemu-system-* package for this architecture"