[CentOS-devel] KVM-66 packages in testing

Wed May 7 15:19:40 UTC 2008
Farkas Levente <lfarkas at bppiac.hu>

there is something wrong with the current packages in the testing repo:
# yum install --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c5-testing kvm kmod-kvm
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Loading "downloadonly" plugin
Loading "priorities" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kvm.x86_64 0:66-1 set to be updated
---> Package kmod-kvm.x86_64 0:66- set to be installed
---> Package kmod-kvm.x86_64 0:44- set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5 for 
package: kmod-kvm
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5 is needed 
by package kmod-kvm
you see the kernel version 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5
and don't know why yum try to install kvm-44 too?

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Daniel de Kok <daniel at centos.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  We have just added KVM-66 packages to the CentOS 5 testing repository.
>>  This version of the Kernel Virtual Machine has numerous improvements
>>  over KVM-36, which is currently in CentOS-Extras. One of the notable
>>  new features is support for paravirtualized block and network devices
>>  through the virtio architecture[1]. Currently, only Linux kernel
>>  2.6.25 provides paravirtualized block and NIC  drivers. A
>>  paravirtualized NIC driver is available for Windows[2].
>>  We'd like to hear from current KVM users whether this version has any
>>  regressions for their applications compared to KVM-36. Of course, we
>>  are interested in other bug reports as well!
>>  Information on using the CentOS Testing repository can be found on the
>>  CentOS Wiki at:
>>  http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories
>>  The KVM module package is named 'kmod-kvm', and has a dependency on
>>  the userland KVM tool. So, the following command should do the trick,
>>  and pull in all required dependencies:
>>  yum --enablerepo=c5-testing install kmod-kvm
>>  Thanks,
>>  Daniel
> Just wanted to let you know that a wiki article on HowTo install/use
> KVM is also available as a draft:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM
> Akemi
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