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Re: [Xen-users] Did anyone succeeded in installing xen 4.0.0 on Debian L

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Did anyone succeeded in installing xen 4.0.0 on Debian Lenny?
From: Jean Baptiste FAVRE <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:24:10 +0200
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Some weeks/month ago, I would have say no because Xen4 for Debian
Squeeze was packaged without HVM support.
But now, I just checked that while writing, you also have the
xen-qemu-dm-4.0 package thanks to Thomas Goirand. Wasn't sure this had
been accepted in Squeeze before freeze, but it seems yes ;-)

If you prefer keeping Lenny, you can either backport Xen4 for lenny, or
compile it by hand.
I've done it successfully and documented here:

Be carefull that this is not package so that you'll have to kepp it
updated manually, but this work pretty well, even with HVM domU.


On 11/08/2010 19:42, Morbid Angel wrote:
> there are 4.0 pkgs in sid and sqeeze, you can use them for lenny with
> some deps from sid/sqeeze or recompile them...
> I use the same pkgs for last ubuntu... have changed the deps for ubuntu
> Am 11.08.2010 17:39, schrieb Jeff Williams:
>> On 11/08/2010, at 10:59 PM, Meister Schieber wrote:
>>> 2010/8/11 Adi Kriegisch <adi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> <mailto:adi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>:
>>> > Hi!
>>> >
>>> >> There are not too many howtos regarding xen 4.0 on Debian lenny, so
>>> I tried
>>> >> them all and all failed.
>>> > I am using Xen 4 on Lenny for quite some time. At that time no
>>> official
>>> > Xen4 packages were available so I forward ported the Xen 3.4 debian
>>> dir and
>>> > patches to Xen 4.0 which worked fine.
>>> > I'd suggest you get the source of the Xen packages from unstable and
>>> try to
>>> > compile them on Lenny. There are probably some dependencies you might
>>> need
>>> > to resolve but it should work just fine.
>>> > 2.6.32 pvops kernels are available from backports and work just fine.
>>> Thanks, I will try that.
>>> I just cannot believe that there is so much trouble with xen and one
>>> of the most common linux distributions (debian / ubuntu). The
>>> "official" lenny-xen-packages (3.2.1) are total crap (try to get a
>>> domu (bridged or via PCI pass thru) runnig as a router for more than 3
>>> reboots) and the "source code howto" does not work properly either. I
>>> really don't know, how many days I have wasted trying to get this
>>> sh**t working. We are talking about two so called "stables" for God's
>>> sake!
>> It would be absolutely fantastic if there were binary packages available
>> to set up a dom0 of the latest xen on debian and ubuntu. I don't know
>> enough about it, but are there technical issues which stop this from
>> happening?
>> Jeff
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