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Re: [Xen-users] XAPI on debian installation issue

To: Sébastien RICCIO <sr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] XAPI on debian installation issue
From: Jonathan Ludlam <Jonathan.Ludlam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:29:41 +0100
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OK, there's a new blktap deb there (which you can tell by the date - at some 
point I'll sort things so that the version numbers aren't all 0.1 and the 
release numbers aren't all 1 :-)


On 18 Jul 2011, at 11:10, Jonathan Ludlam wrote:

> Hi Sébastien,
> Thanks for testing this out - as I wrote on the wiki page, I didn't really 
> expect any of it to work yet, so if anything actually did work, that's a 
> bonus! :-)
> On 17 Jul 2011, at 20:33, Sébastien RICCIO wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm currently trying to install xapi on debian (unstable), following the 
>> following wiki page:
>> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XAPI_on_debian
>> 1. Install squeeze 32-bits (it's not specified on the wiki, but I guess 
>> it wont work with 64-bit as the xapi *.deb files are for 32).
> Yes, 32 bit only at the moment. We've not tried any of this stuff in 64 bit, 
> so we're concentrating on that at the moment. I'd be very interested in 
> knowing what happens on 64 bit though, and it is something that we'll be 
> wanting to look into longer term.
>>   note: you must leave an unused 1mb partition somewhere when
>>            creating your partitions or grub2 used in sid will complain
>>            during the dist-upgrade. This will result into an unbootable
>>            system. (at least it happened to me)
> Interesting, I didn't have this problem - when I upgraded I chose to throw 
> out my original grub.conf and use the new one, and it does seem to boot. 
>> 2. Edit sources.list to use unstable instead of squeeze
> ..snip..
>> box# dpkg -i *deb
>> ----8<----------
>> Selecting previously deselected package blktap.
>> (Reading database ... 37780 files and directories currently installed.)
>> Unpacking blktap (from blktap_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package blktap-dkms.
>> Unpacking blktap-dkms (from blktap-dkms_0.1_all.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package fe.
>> Unpacking fe (from fe_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package squeezed.
>> Unpacking squeezed (from squeezed_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package v6d.
>> Unpacking v6d (from v6d_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package xapi.
>> Unpacking xapi (from xapi_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Selecting previously deselected package xen-sm.
>> Unpacking xen-sm (from xen-sm_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Setting up blktap (0.1-1) ...
>> Setting up blktap-dkms (0.1) ...
>> dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0.
>> Error! Bad conf file.
>> File: /tmp/dkms.rTkg1a/dkms_binaries_only/dkms.conf
>> does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
>> Unable to load DKMS tarball /usr/share/blktap-dkms/blktap-0.1.dkms.tar.gz.
>> Common causes include:
>> - You must be using DKMS or later to support binaries only
>>  distribution specific archives.
>> - Corrupt distribution specific archive
>> dpkg: error processing blktap-dkms (--install):
>> subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
> Right, a broken package. We've not got a nice way of making these things yet 
> - I've got some suggestions from Daniel Stodden on how to proceed, so between 
> us maybe we'll be able to make something that works. When I've got something 
> new to test I'll let you know.
> Thanks again for helping out!
> Jon
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