On Mon, 23 May 2016 21:37:32 +0200
=?utf-8?q?Francisco_G=C3=B3mez_Garc=C3=ADa?= <especta...@kydara.com> wrote:
> Package: gnome-boxes
> Version: 3.20.2-1
> Severity: important
> Tags: newcomer
> I added GNOME Boxes to a new Debian Testing installation and found out that no
> virtual machine could be created at all. I quickly found this to be due to the
> lack of the necessary QEMU packages on my machine, caused by a bad behaviour 
> on
> the gnome-boxes package.
> Since QEMU is essential for GNOME Boxes to work and is the only supported
> virtualization software, the qemu-system-x86 package should become a 
> dependency
> instead of being a recommendation. Otherwise, people may find the program to 
> be
> "broken" and might not know how to fix it.

I think the reason why qemu is only a recommends instead of a hard
dependency is, that you can use gnome-boxes to manage remote VMs e.g.
via spice. This means you don't need qemu installed on your system in
this case.

Laurent, do I remember correctly or was there another reason why we
picked Recommends over Depends?

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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