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Old 04-21-2019, 08:36 PM   #1
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Question installing virt-manager and virt-viewer on desktop for managing remote server


Hi all,

This has probably been asked before but can't find the answer yet.

Have this headless server that I'm configuring for kvm/qemu

Started downloading the packages from slackbuilds and it appears to have a lot of dependencies that could turn the desktop into another kvm/qemu server...

Is there a howto towards installing virt-manager and virt-viewer on the desktop without turning it into a server.
Thanks all in advance.
 
Old 04-22-2019, 12:17 AM   #2
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I think you'll find that many|most|all build dependencies become run time dependencies anyway. i.e. if you find prebuilt virt-manager|viewer binaries somewhere, you'll have to also find whatever run time deps they need and end up in just about the same position as if you'd built them yourself.

I count 11 deps for virt-manager and 5 for virt-viewer (which you'll already have for virt-manager). That's not too bad - it doesn't really turn your desktop into a server.

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Old 04-22-2019, 02:43 AM   #3
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I count 11 deps for virt-manager and 5 for virt-viewer (which you'll already have for virt-manager). That's not too bad - it doesn't really turn your desktop into a server.
chris
Thanks Chris,
Thought there could be a doco somewhere where I would not have to reinvent the wheel ;-)
Have a great long weekend.
 
Old 04-22-2019, 03:20 AM   #4
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Thought there could be a doco somewhere where I would not have to reinvent the wheel ;-)
There are tools to help build packages and their dependencies. For instance, https://sbopkg.org/ has a queuefile generator (a list of a target's required dependencies + the target itself) that sbopkg uses to build everything required for the target. It sure beats having to inspect each .info file by hand and working out the build order. I don't use it myself (have my own system that does the same thing) but many people do use it and it seems to just work - I don't hear many complaints about it.

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Old 04-24-2019, 04:00 PM   #5
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There are tools to help build packages and their dependencies. For instance, https://sbopkg.org/ has a queuefile generator (a list of a target's required dependencies + the target itself) that sbopkg uses to build everything required for the target.
chris
That's awesome.
Have installed it and it just works
Some errors stops one of the packages from being generated, but that's specific to my slackware install...
The rest just installs.
I'm considering this ticket closed!

Edit:
For anyone giving it a go, my notes.
Thanks to Chris suggesting using sbopkg, it was mostly used except for a very few packages which did not play nice and I had to install separately.
1. sbopkg -i pcre2 -i vala s -i pice-protocol -i six -i pyparsing -i opus -i spice -i python3 -i python-urllib3 -i idna -i python-chardet -i python-certifi -i ipaddr-py -i tunctl -i gnome-python2-gconf -i urlgrabber -i yajl -i osinfo-db-tools

2. download and install vte3 0.56.1

3. installing spice-gtk failed until I upgraded vala to version 0.44.1, then it installed without a fuss.

4. Download/install libvirt 5.2.0, libvirt-python 5.2.0 and libvirt-glib 2.0.0

5. install virt-manager and virt-viewer

Last edited by yvesjv; 04-24-2019 at 10:42 PM. Reason: successful suggestion from Chris
 
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