On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 10:50:01PM +0400, George Shuklin wrote:
> I'm not an xapi guru, but I could point for few moments:
> 1) XAPI do a lot of system() calls with parsing of output. For example,
> if you upgrade centos by yum update (with uncommented default centos
> mirror) you will break sr-create command (due upgrade of lvm2 package).
> If you put different version of binary or put it to different location
> you can break some of functionality.
> 2) there is a bunch of supportive packages for xapi:
> (not sure it full list), and xapi heavily depends on them.
XCP also uses custom patched device-mapper-multipath.
Was udev in XCP also patched?
XCP is an 'appliance' delivered as an .ISO file..
> You will need to patch xapi to make it compatible with native debian
> binaries and do this for every xapi-specific package too.
> I have some weak intention to switch from centos to debian, but I very
> afraid of amount of problems, glitches, race conditions and others...
> ?? ??????, 04/05/2011 ?? 01:41 +0800, Thomas Goirand ??????????:
> > ----- Original message -----
> > > On Mon, 2011-05-02 at 02:47 +0100, Todd Deshane wrote:
> > > > I think that being able to install an XCP system from package is a
> > > > long goal anyway, so getting a jump on it in Debian is a great idea.
> > >
> > > I think so too, but it's worth highlighting that XCP on Debian is far
> > > more than a standard .deb packaging exercise, I expect there will be
> > > plenty of actual development effort required to actually make it work.
> > Like what? I don't get what is XCP if not few
> > more packages on top of Xen. Can you explain?
> > > xen-api@ is the correct list for this sort of question.
> > >
> > > Ian.
> > Thanks, I'll ask there then.
> > Thomas
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