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

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Mon Sep 14 14:50:17 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-09-14 at 15:30 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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.

Okay, "qemu-kvm should go away eventually" works for me

That suggests qemu-kvm is probably a bad name for comps requirement -
e.g. it could just be 'qemu-system', meaning the appropriate
qemu-system-* package for this arch.

That's not a big deal, though - we'll figure that out when we can
eventually do away with qemu-kvm


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