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Re: [fedora-virt] Should python-virtinst %require libvirt?



On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 16:49 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 11:44:38AM -0400, James Laska wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > Quick question about virt package dependencies.  The Rawhide Acceptance
> > Install Test (which does a virt install) [1] first installs the required
> > packages by doing:
> > 
> >   # yum -y install qemu-kvm python-virtinst pax
> > 
> > It seems that installing python-virtinst used to also pull libvirt into
> > the transaction.  However, this is no longer the case [2].  Should the
> > deps chain when installing python-virtinst also install libvirt?  Or is
> > it expected that if you wish to run your own virt daemon, you should
> > install libvirtd?
> 
> In previous Fedora:
> 
>   python-virtinst -> libvirt-python
>   libvirt-python -> libvirt  (and thus libvirtd)
> 
> In F12 though we split libvirt 
> 
>    python-virtinst -> libvirt-python
>    livirt-python -> libvirt-client
> 
> 
> So, python-virtinst no longer causes the libvirtd daemon to be pulled in
> 
> In the general case this is good, because we explicitly want to allow a
> client only install of virtualization tools.
> 
> If wanting to actually setup a virtualization host though, your yum 
> command line is no longer sufficient.
> 
> You probably want to change to use
> 
>    yum -y groupinstall  Virtualization
> 
> Which I believe should pull in KVM, libvirt, virt-manager & virtinst

Thanks for the explanation Daniel!  That helps.

-James

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