[fedora-virt] [RFC] qemu-kvm packaging changes [Fwd: [Bug 509532] Move /usr/bin/qemu-kvm into the qemu-kvm package]

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Sep 14 14:30:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 03:19:50PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hi,
> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/509532 for some qemu-kvm packaging
> changes proposed for Fedora 12
> Basically, it means that we'll be moving the /usr/bin/qemu-kvm binary
> from the qemu-system-x86 package to the qemu-kvm package
> Any comments?

I think this is a bad move. We put the qemu-kvm binary in the system-x86
package between the intention is that all KVM support eventually ends up
in the qemu-system-x86_64 binary itself and thus 'qemu-kvm' either goes
away completely or becomes a mere symlink. 

The 'qemu-kvm' sub-RPM would not even exist if it had not been re-added
to workaround broken comps.xml definition. The qemu-system-x86 RPM 
should have just had a 'Provides: qemu-kvm' tag listed instead of having
an empty sub-RPM added.

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