[CentOS-virt] CentOS-5.4, KVM, QEMU, Virt-Manager and kvm-qemu-img

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Tue Nov 10 01:58:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, November 9, 2009 20:31, Kai Schaetzl wrote:

> I would assume it's just the module that works on image files.
> AFAIK, you don't need qemu if you have KVM. The same way you
> don't need KVM if you use Xen ...

The rpm package note for kvm-qemu-img says this:

Summary : Qemu disk image utility
Description :
This package contains qemu-img, the qemu command line tool for
manipulating disk images, built from the qemu source code included on
the KVM source.

This package should be useful for systems that don\'t have a qemu
package but need qemu-img.

So, it would appear as if kvm-qemu-img is intended as a lightweight
replacement for the full qemu package where all the functionality of
the latter is not required.  However, as I wish to use virt-manager
clearly the full qemu package is required.

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