I have a KVM server (updated to Ubuntu 14.04) for several years now, that I handle distantly with virt-manager under different Linux flavours. I recently formatted and reinstalled my main workstation under Debian 8 (dist-upgrade have been a real mess). When I came to reinstall virt-manager, I realized there was a huge list of dependencies, including qemu-kvm, bridge-utils, and so on. So I canceled it. I don't want to setup a second KVM server on my workstation. And I don't want to be stuck with virsh on the command line.
Is there an easy way to install only the client part of virt-manager ?
Or maybe it is time to forget virt-manager and try an equivalent open source web manager, for example? (Names are welcome.)