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

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Wed Jan 20 06:28:58 UTC 2016

Hi Michael,
On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 07:58:38PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> 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?

While libvirt checks for suspend capabilities with pm-utils and systemd
(the later preferrred) it is still by invoking


when puttint the host to sleep/suspend. In order to demote to suggests
we should provide the same functionality via systemctl first. I'll have
a look.

 -- Guido

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