Bug 607731 - openssh-askpass should be a dependency
Summary: openssh-askpass should be a dependency
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-24 16:35 UTC by Alex Williamson
Modified: 2010-06-25 17:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-25 17:15:09 UTC

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Description Alex Williamson 2010-06-24 16:35:01 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description
Actual results:

Expected results:
I have to go manually install extra packages to make the tool work like its supposed to.

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-24 16:52:58 UTC
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 17:15:09 UTC
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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