Openbsd-net vs gnu-netcat

When setting up virtmanager with qeumu it says to install openbsd-netcat

sudo pacman -S virt-manager qemu vde2 iptables-nft dnsmasq bridge-utils openbsd-netcat edk2-ovmf swtpm

My system is now asking to replace openbsd-netcat with gnu-netcat

To install (1):
gnu-netcat 0.7.1-8 extra
To remove (1):
openbsd-netcat 1.218_5-1 (Conflicts With: gnu-netcat) community

What should i do?

It doesn’t matter, you don’t need the netcat command for QEMU. It doesn’t make any sense to include it anyway.

Since both, openbsd-netcat and gnu-netcat provide the same functionality, chose the one you like more.

I’ve just updated the wiki page, it’s out of date.

sudo pacman -S virt-manager
sudo pacman -S --asdeps qemu-desktop dnsmasq

openbsd-netcat is an optional dependency for libvirt for remote management over ssh which virt-manager depends on.

wow that was fast… ty

This topic was automatically closed 2 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.