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Bug 607731 - openssh-askpass should be a dependency
openssh-askpass should be a dependency
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Virtualization Bugs
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Reported: 2010-06-24 12:35 EDT by Alex Williamson
Modified: 2010-06-25 13:15 EDT (History)
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Description Alex Williamson 2010-06-24 12:35:01 EDT
Description of problem:
yum groupinstall Virtualization*

try to connect to a remote system.  Unless you have it installed for something
else, virt-manager will fail with an error about /usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass not existing.

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1. see description
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I have to go manually install extra packages to make the tool work like its supposed to.

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-24 12:52:58 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2010-06-25 13:15:09 EDT
It's not a dependency because it's not a hard requirement. A user may very legitimately want virt-manager for local management, but not want SSH installed on their machine. Adding the hard Requires: openssh-askpass would prevent this use case. Crappy, I know, but anything else would be abusing RPM requires.

The 'basic-desktop' comps group pulls in openssh-askpass, so if you are using your machine as a client, I'd recommend installing that group.

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