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Bug 814814 - qemu has no 'qemu' binary
Summary: qemu has no 'qemu' binary
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu-launcher
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-20 18:45 UTC by cornel panceac
Modified: 2013-01-09 12:00 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-07-19 20:37:25 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description cornel panceac 2012-04-20 18:45:51 UTC
Description of problem:
$ which qemu
/usr/bin/which: no qemu in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/home/c0rnel/.local/bin:/home/c0rnel/bin)

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

$ rpm -q qemu

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:
qemu binary should be present after installing qemu

Additional info:
i thought that maybe some things have changed and i don't know about it. so i installed the qemu launcher. it also complained that the 'qemu' binary is missing.

Comment 1 Paolo Bonzini 2012-04-23 08:00:56 UTC
QEMU binaries are called qemu-kvm, qemu-system-i386, qemu-system-x86_64.

Is qemu launcher installed from a Fedora package?

Comment 2 cornel panceac 2012-04-23 08:23:35 UTC
of course, the launcher was installed from official fedora repos. i've also checked if any other of the qemu\* packages should be installed, and i've not seen anyone. i'll check again anyway, asap, on a machine that is available right now.

otoh, if i'll create a symlink to qemu-i386, called qemu, will this "fix" the problem?

Comment 3 cornel panceac 2012-04-23 08:29:07 UTC
btw, i've forgot to mention: looking in the qemu.spec, i've noticed that the source is not from qemu, but from qemu-kvm.

Comment 4 Paolo Bonzini 2012-04-23 08:41:02 UTC
Creating a symlink to qemu-system-i386 or qemu-system-x86_64 will fix the problem.

Moving the bug to qemu-launcher.

Comment 5 cornel panceac 2012-04-23 09:30:15 UTC
from qemu.spec:

Source0: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/kvm/qemu-kvm-%{version}.tar.gz

Source1: qemu.binfmt

Comment 6 Daniel Berrangé 2012-04-23 09:34:10 UTC
To quote the QEMU 1.0 release notes about why the 'qemu' binary went away:


  "* i386-softmmu is no longer named ''qemu'' but instead referred to as 
     ''qemu-system-i386'' for better consistency with other targets. A
     new tool is likely to be introduced that uses the ''qemu'' name so
    distributions are advised to not undo this change."

Comment 7 Cole Robinson 2012-07-19 20:37:25 UTC
Since qemu-launcher is orphaned, I'm just closing this bug as WONTFIX.

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