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

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Sep 17 13:07:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:49:41PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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

Here's an updated one, which also removes the redundant calls to
erase qemu - which never worked anyway.

diff --git a/common-pkgs.ks b/common-pkgs.ks
index 70707fc..b914eea 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. 
@@ -62,6 +66,5 @@ ovirt-node
diff --git a/common-post.ks b/common-post.ks
index e234249..c0f4005 100644
--- a/common-post.ks
+++ b/common-post.ks
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ echo "Removing excess RPMs"
 # it afterwards, which we do here
 rpm -e system-config-firewall-tui system-config-network-tui rhpl \
     rpm-python dbus-python kudzu newt-python newt
-rpm -e qemu kpartx mkinitrd isomd5sum dmraid python python-libs
+rpm -e kpartx mkinitrd isomd5sum dmraid python python-libs
 RPM="rpm -v -e --nodeps"

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