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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 3.1.2 for Debian?

Hi James,

I made my own packages for 3.1.2, which are quite close to the debian 
pkg-xen version (I am part of that team, but not very active at the 

There are only some very small differences, espacially I numbered my 
packages in a diffrent style then debian does, because I want to have the 
full xen version in the pkg-name.

My packages are running on two productive machines since one week without 
any problems at all. On one machine Xen 3.0.3 made serious trouble, but 
3.1.2 fixed them, so 3.1.2 seems to be quite stable to me.

My packages are available for the following debian distributions and 

i386: etch, lenny, sid
amd64: only etch (because I have no automatic build system for amd64)

Just add these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.debianbase.de/<distro>/<arch>/xen3.1 ./
deb-src http://packages.debianbase.de/sources/xen3.1 ./

So for amd64 and etch this would be the correct line:
deb http://packages.debianbase.de/etch/amd64/xen3.1 ./

There is still one bug open within my packages (and maybe even in the orig 
pkg-xen packages, haven't checked). The hvmloader stuff isn't found when a 
symlink from /usr/lib/xen to /usr/lib/xen-3.1.2-1 is missing. So set this 
symlink to be on the safe side.

But please be aware, that the 2.6.18-5-xen-amd64/686 kernel from debian is 
build with xen 3.0.x patches (actually taken from fedora), which are 
working with xen 3.1, but you will not be able to use 32bit domUs on 64Bit 
Dom0/Hypervisor. If you need that too, then you need a newer kernel with 
xen 3.1.x patches.

Hope this helps ;)
 -- Ralph

Am Dienstag, 20. November 2007 02:23:03 schrieb James Harper:
> Has anyone put any 3.1.2 packages together for Debian yet? I've been
> spoilt by having them for just about every other recent release, and
> Debian does things a little differently (eg allows you to have several
> versions installed simultaneously and automatically detect which Dom0
> runtime stuff to use).
> Thanks
> James
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