Richard Owlett writes:
On 07/01/2019 01:43 PM, Linux-Fan wrote:Richard Owlett writes: [...]I do not understand.It was an attempt to give you a list of packages that may allow you to start using VMs without further checks ...That your answer was "a list of packages" is key to the communication problem. A restatement of my question might be: I run the i386 version of Debian 9.8. Using only contents of that set of installation DVDs, I wish to use a VM host capable of running multiple VM guests. Although the guests will be running in command line mode, the host should have a GUI. What choice metapackages provide that function?
Thank you very much for the rephrasing -- the use of `host` and `guest` aids the description very well. TL;DR: There is (AFAICT) no metapackage satisfying your requirements. * * * The long version: As far as I can tell, there is no Debian metapackage to install my preferred virt-manager (GUI) + libvirt (backend) + KVM (hypervisor) setup: $ apt rdepends virt-manager virt-manager Reverse Depends: Depends: mdvl-virtualization $ aptitude show mdvl-virtualization Package: mdvl-virtualization Version: 1.0.0 New: yes State: installed Automatically installed: yes Priority: optional Section: admin Maintainer: Linux-Fan <Ma_Sys.email@example.com> Architecture: all Uncompressed Size: 0 Depends: virt-manager, qemu, qemu-kvm, libvirt-clients, libvirt0, libvirt-daemon, libvirt-daemon-system Description: MDVL Virtualization efforts This metapackage installs common virtualization technology for MDVL, i.e. KVM and frontend. For my local purposes, I have created my own metapackage (not in Debian...) -- this is why I suggested a list of packages: I expect that installing all of the packages yields the same result (except for automatically vs. manually installed packages...) as if a metapackage were used. In case it is of use to you, I can send you an e-mail with a copy of my metapackage (it is about 4 KiB as per `du -sh`, but it does not do well for world-wide publication because it is not Debian Policy compliant etc. thus not uploaded/attached anywhere yet). HTH Linux-Fan
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