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

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] should packages be removed before installing xen from source?
From: James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:23:39 -0400
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On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 11:48 -0600, Nick Couchman wrote:
> >>> 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.
> -Nick

Oops, I see it right on the xen.org website sorry. Downloading it now...


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