Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 814814
qemu has no 'qemu' binary
Last modified: 2013-01-09 07:00:54 EST
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
Steps to Reproduce:
qemu binary should be present after installing qemu
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.
QEMU binaries are called qemu-kvm, qemu-system-i386, qemu-system-x86_64.
Is qemu launcher installed from a Fedora package?
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?
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.
Creating a symlink to qemu-system-i386 or qemu-system-x86_64 will fix the problem.
Moving the bug to qemu-launcher.
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."
Since qemu-launcher is orphaned, I'm just closing this bug as WONTFIX.