[fedora-virt] remaining userspace kvm packages?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Apr 8 09:38:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Glauber Costa wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 02:44:45PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> >   AFAICT, there's qemu-kvm-tools for debugging and diagnostics,
> > and not a lot more.  is that about right?  everything else
> > kvm-related pretty much comes with your qemu install.

> right. There's just this package. Humm.... guess we could have a
> qemu-tools that include this + qemu-img ?

  i'm not sure that's necessary, i just think there needs to be a
clear list of what's installable and the corresponding dependencies,
qemu-wise.  i took a quick look at the output from "yum search qemu"
on f11 and, from that, it looks like the following:

* if you want simple system emulation for a single architecture,

    # yum install qemu-system-<arch>    {arch=arm,mips,ppc,...}

* if you want user-mode emulation for *any* architecture, then you
need to separately:

    # yum install qemu-user

* if you want to manipulate disk images, then:

    # yum install qemu-img

* if you want to install *all* of the above as a meta-package,
including system emulation for all supported architectures, then:

    # yum install qemu

* if you want a graphical qemu front-end:

    # yum install qemu-launcher

* if you want KVM debugging and diagnostic tools:

    # yum install qemu-kvm-tools

  did i miss anything?  if i were new to qemu in f11, that's pretty
much all i'd want to know -- what's available and what i need for what
i'm trying to do.

  and, no, i'm not done with dumb questions yet.  you only wish.


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

       Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.


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