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:
> 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