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Re: [Xen-users] howto build xen from source with existing config?

To: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] howto build xen from source with existing config?
From: Dylan Martin <dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 09:43:23 -0700
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Cool!  I started down that road but got discouraged when I found out
I'd need to update mkinitrd.  I was afraid it would snowball out of
control, but apparently not.  


> On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 09:05:15AM -0700, Dylan Martin wrote:
> > I was the instigator for the similer thread yesterday.  Here's my
> > solution:  Fedora 7 is released in 5 days.  Nuff said.
> > 
> > If you're absolutely determined to build a xen 3.1.0 kernel for FC6,
> > the smart way to do it would be do grab the source RPMS from the FC6
> > kernel and the F7 xen-kernel and figure out how to add the FC7 xen
> > stuff to the FC6 kernel.  
> You can grab the src.rpm for the F7 kernel-xen and xen RPMs and just
> rebuild them without change against FC6 & they'll work. You may need
> to update a couple of supporting packages (mkinird & nash IIRC) but
> aside from that it will just work. I've used this approach to do lots
> of testing of the F7 xen stack ontop of FC6 distro.
> > However, the smart thing would be to wait 5 days for F7, which has xen
> > 3.1.0 in it.
> Yep, that'll be available very shortly.... You don't even need to wait
> 5 days. Just take rawhide which is basically identical to what F7 will 
> be when its out.
> Dan.
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