[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#808549: Please downgrade or demote dependency on pm-utils

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Dec 20 18:58:38 UTC 2015

Package: libvirt-daemon-system
Version: 1.3.0-1
Severity: wishlist

Hi Guido,

libvirt-daemon-systemd currently has a Recommends: pm-utils.

This means, the pm-utils will be installed by default.
Since pm-utils is basically dead and unmaintained upstream and not
strictly necessary anymore nowadays, I wonder whether this dependency
should be dropped completely or demoted to suggests.

I found this in the changelog:

libvirt (0.10.1-2) experimental; urgency=low

  * [cd7e695] Recommend pm-utils used for host power management.

Is this still valid today or can libvirt use systemd/logind?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages libvirt-daemon-system depends on:
ii  adduser              3.113+nmu3
ii  gettext-base         0.19.6-1
ii  init-system-helpers  1.24
ii  libapparmor1         2.10-2+b2
ii  libaudit1            1:2.4.4-4
ii  libblkid1            2.27.1-1
ii  libc6                2.21-4
ii  libcap-ng0           0.7.7-1
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.10.6-1
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1   2:1.02.110-2
ii  libnl-3-200          3.2.26-1
ii  libnl-route-3-200    3.2.26-1
ii  libnuma1             2.0.11-1
ii  librados2            0.80.10-2
ii  librbd1              0.80.10-2
ii  libselinux1          2.4-3
ii  libsystemd0          228-2
ii  libvirt-clients      1.3.0-1
ii  libvirt-daemon       1.3.0-1
ii  libvirt0             1.3.0-1
ii  libxml2              2.9.3+dfsg1-1
ii  libyajl2             2.1.0-2
ii  logrotate            3.8.7-2
ii  policykit-1          0.105-14

Versions of packages libvirt-daemon-system recommends:
ii  bridge-utils  1.5-9
ii  dmidecode     3.0-2
ii  dnsmasq-base  2.75-1
ii  ebtables
ii  iproute2      4.3.0-1
ii  iptables      1.4.21-2+b1
ii  parted        3.2-10
pn  pm-utils      <none>

Versions of packages libvirt-daemon-system suggests:
pn  apparmor    <none>
pn  auditd      <none>
pn  nfs-common  <none>
ii  radvd       1:2.11-1
ii  systemd     228-2
pn  systemtap   <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/libvirt/qemu.conf [Errno 13] Keine Berechtigung: u'/etc/libvirt/qemu.conf'
/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml [Errno 13] Keine Berechtigung: u'/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml'

-- no debconf information

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