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Re: [Xen-users] should packages be removed before installing xen from so

To: "Xen List" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "James Pifer" <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] should packages be removed before installing xen from source?
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:48:08 -0600
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>>> On 2009/10/21 at 10:37, James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> I have some xen servers running on sles10sp2. I'd like to try and run
> the latest stable release from source to see if it improves any issues
> I'm having. Should I remove the xen packages before installing from
> source?
> Thanks,
> James

Yes, you will almost certainly need to do this, as the locations for source 
file installation and the packages are different, and this can lead to (and has 
led to, in my experience) Xen getting confused about which Python files it 
needs to run.  Removing the Xen packages should help resolve these issues.  
Once caveat to this is that you'll probably have to build *everything* - 
packages like virt-manager and libvirt require the Xen packages to be 
installed, so you should either plan on building new Xen packages and 
installing those, or making sure you download and compile code for all of the 
components, not just the xen-* packages.


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