apt install qemu-utils announce removing proxmox-ve


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Aug 28, 2023

I'm trying to follow this guide (https://www.nicksherlock.com/2022/10/installing-macos-13-ventura-on-proxmox/) without success.

One of the first issue is related to the step "sudo apt install qemu-utils make". When I try I see this message:

root@JARVIS:~# apt install qemu-utils make
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
make is already the newest version (4.3-4.1).
make set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  fonts-font-logos libjs-sencha-touch libpve-notify-perl libslirp0 proxmox-default-kernel proxmox-kernel-6.2.16-12-pve proxmox-kernel-helper pve-kernel-5.15.83-1-pve pve-kernel-6.0.15-edge telnet
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libnfs13 libssh-4 qemu-block-extra
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  proxmox-ve pve-container pve-ha-manager pve-manager pve-qemu-kvm qemu-server spiceterm
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libnfs13 libssh-4 qemu-block-extra qemu-utils
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 7 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,664 kB of archives.
After this operation, 296 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
W: (pve-apt-hook) !! WARNING !!
W: (pve-apt-hook) You are attempting to remove the meta-package 'proxmox-ve'!
W: (pve-apt-hook)
W: (pve-apt-hook) If you really want to permanently remove 'proxmox-ve' from your system, run the following command
W: (pve-apt-hook)       touch '/please-remove-proxmox-ve'
W: (pve-apt-hook) run apt purge proxmox-ve to remove the meta-package
W: (pve-apt-hook) and repeat your apt invocation.
W: (pve-apt-hook)
W: (pve-apt-hook) If you are unsure why 'proxmox-ve' would be removed, please verify
W: (pve-apt-hook)       - your APT repository settings
W: (pve-apt-hook)       - that you are using 'apt full-upgrade' to upgrade your system
E: Sub-process /usr/share/proxmox-ve/pve-apt-hook returned an error code (1)
E: Failure running script /usr/share/proxmox-ve/pve-apt-hook

Any tip?
Proxmox has to integrate pretty heavily with kvm and stuff, so some packages have been replaced or altered and are not compatible with the debian packages anymore.
Looking at the guide you are following, it seems like you don't have to install qemu-utils and make on proxmox, but on the system you want to build the macOS install iso on. So if your desktop is linux you can use that, or you can just spin up a vm on proxmox to build the iso.


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