Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 907746
Missing man page for qemu-kvm
Last modified: 2013-05-31 23:20:10 EDT
Description of problem:
There is no man page for qemu-kvm or no binary for qemu man page.
Packages should contain man pages for all binaries/scripts.
Even if it's present, it's hard to find it for normal users.
Why we can't just make an alias of qemu -> qemu-kvm ?
Please add this alias. This should simplify my qemu usage.
Also it will be nice to have same files for qemu/qemu-kvm in Fedora and EL. When upgrading my host from centos/fedora or back, I have to change path to qemu in each libvirt configuration file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man qemu-kvm
[root@work ~]# man qemu-kvm
No manual entry for qemu-kvm
[root@work ~]# qemu
bash: qemu: command not found
(In reply to comment #0)
There are at least 3 issues covered in this. Please file
separate bugs for separate issues. But on this one:
> Why we can't just make an alias of qemu -> qemu-kvm ?
> Please add this alias. This should simplify my qemu usage.
This would be wrong. Upstream 'qemu' is the software i386 emulator.
It's very different from 'qemu-kvm'. In Fedora we have changed
'qemu' to 'qemu-system-i386' to make the name consistent with
the other 'qemu-system-*' programs. We should not add confusion
by changing the definition of 'qemu' from what is upstream.
(In reply to comment #1)
> In Fedora we have changed
> 'qemu' to 'qemu-system-i386' to make the name consistent with
> the other 'qemu-system-*' programs. We should not add confusion
> by changing the definition of 'qemu' from what is upstream.
Actually, it was upstream who renamed 'qemu' to 'qemu-system-i386'. Per their changelog http://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/1.0
"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. "
As such, Fedora will *not* be creating any binary named 'qemu', until upstream does.
I'm just going to symlink qemu-kvm.1 and qemu-system-* to the qemu.1 manpage, it's about the best we can do.
qemu-1.4.2-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing qemu-1.4.2-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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qemu-1.4.2-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
qemu-1.4.2-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.