[Ovirt-devel] PATCH: Remove qemu from node image

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Sep 17 11:49:41 UTC 2008

The YUM dep solver for file deps is utterly stupid, and pulls in the older
'qemu' RPM when resolving /usr/bin/qemu-img, instead of the newer qemu-img
sub-RPM. Even if you explicitly have -qemu in the kickstart filelist. 

While we could just remove qemu in the %post script, this relies on yum
having installed qemu-img too - this happens to be the case by luck, but
we shouldn't rely on it.

The best workaround is to explicitly request  'qemu-img' in the kickstart
so it never has to go off and dep-solve for /usr/bin/qemu-img


diff --git a/common-pkgs.ks b/common-pkgs.ks
index 70707fc..2c3d56a 100644
--- a/common-pkgs.ks
+++ b/common-pkgs.ks
@@ -28,6 +28,10 @@ bind-utils
+# Stupid yum dep solver pulls in older 'qemu' to resolve
+# /usr/bin/qemu-img dep. This forces it to pick the new
+# qemu-img RPM. 

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