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Re: [Xen-devel] RE: [RFC][PATCH] create an initrd for dom0 in install.sh

To: Muli Ben-Yehuda <mulix@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] RE: [RFC][PATCH] create an initrd for dom0 in install.shscript
From: "M.A. Williamson" <maw48@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03 Apr 2006 12:59:48 +0100
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An alternative would be for the distro package maintainers to push their
package build stuff upstream to make it possible to build the distro
packages directly from the unstable sources.

That sounds like the right approach.

We had RPM-building stuff contributed a while back but i don't know if it's used. We also had patches for the debian build system but that was mainly to show us the requirements that build system had of our source tree.

There was talk of integrating the build systems properly (then we could have a nightly updated debian / yum / urpmi / whatever repo of -unstable, etc, etc) into our source tree but we didn't quite get there. It's easier for the packagers if they can easily tweak the package-related scripting themselves, and we weren't entirely convinced it was a good idea for us to take on package-related code anyhow. That said, it does seem like it would have pretty nice benefits.


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