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



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 ...

Rich.

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