Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 607731
openssh-askpass should be a dependency
Last modified: 2010-06-25 13:15:09 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description
I have to go manually install extra packages to make the tool work like its supposed to.
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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.