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Re: [libvirt] [virt-tools-list] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.9.0 and virtinst 0.600.0 released



On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 12:05:19PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 09:13:07AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> > On 07/30/2011 01:15 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:31:10PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> > >> - Use libguestfs to show guest packagelist and more (Richard W.M. Jones)
> > > 
> > > I had one complaint that the dependency on python-libguestfs pulls in
> > > qemu (from someone using virt-manager to remotely manage systems, so
> > > they don't want qemu locally and it wouldn't be any use to them for
> > > libguestfs).
> > > 
> > > This is hard to solve, unless RPM grows soft dependencies like dpkg,
> > > which unfortunately has been rejected many times upstream even though
> > > it's a good feature of dpkg.
> > > 
> > > We might _not_ make it a dependency at all.  Virt-manager will still
> > > work, just without the enhanced inspection features.
> > > 
> > > Just so you know ...
> > > 
> > 
> > Yeah I had a similar report (or maybe the same one?) Figuring that we go to
> > great pains in virt-manager to avoid having a dep on qemu or libvirtd (since
> > virt-manager doesn't need either to be useful), we can't have a hard dep on
> > libguestfs, so I'll be dropping it for the Fedora packages.
> 
> Make sure that python-libguestfs is included in the 'Virtualization' group
> of Fedora comps.xml then. So that when someone does 'yum groupinstall Virtualizaation' or selects Virtualization in Anaconda, they get all the bits by default

Done it.  I added guestfs-browser as an optional component too.

Rich.

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