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



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


Daniel
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