Bug 991063 - ovirt-shell fails on ovirt 3.2 on RHEL6 because pexpect_u dependency cannot be met
ovirt-shell fails on ovirt 3.2 on RHEL6 because pexpect_u dependency cannot b...
Product: oVirt
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Component: ovirt-engine-cli (Show other bugs)
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: 3.3
Assigned To: Michael Pasternak
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Reported: 2013-08-01 09:50 EDT by jas
Modified: 2014-01-12 19:39 EST (History)
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Description jas 2013-08-01 09:50:26 EDT
After installation of oVirt on RHEL6 with both the oVirt and EPEL repositories enabled, if one tries to run ovirt-shell it fails because a dependency pexpect_u is not installed.  This dependency is not available in the EPEL repository, not available in the RHEL6 repository, and must be downloaded and installed separately.  For example here:


This dependency should be added to either the RHEL6 ovirt repository, or the instructions should be updated with a different repository that must be enabled to get this package.  If ovirt-shell requires this dependency, yum shouldn't install it because the dependency cannot be met.
Comment 1 Michael Pasternak 2013-08-08 03:19:15 EDT
well this is a chicken and egg situation, ovirt can't run on fedora cause it 
doesn't have pexpect (forked and no longer maintained for fedora), instead
we using latest version pexpect-u, which is yet not available in rhel, in 3.3
there is no pexpect dependency at all, so i guess in 3.2 you should be just
installing it manually,

as we don't need it for the future versions, we won't be backporting pexpect-u
to rhel

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