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Re: [Xen-users] Xen packages availible for Ubuntu and Debian

The source packages for everything are also available, but what i think you really want are the kernel-patch packages. Use apt-cache to find which kernel-patch-$VERSION-xen packages are available for stable or unstable. Once you have the kernel patch and the upstream kernel source code, you can build your own kernel with whichever configuration you would like. Then just add an entry to /etc/xenkernels.conf, and run update-grub-xen.

Edward Despard

On Aug 30, 2005, at 10:45 AM, Eric Brown wrote:

It would be very nice if the source packages were available too. Newer hardware (like mine) sometimes needs kernel patching.

On Aug 29, 2005, at 10:03 AM, ed despard wrote:

I would like to announce the availability of packages of xen stable, and unstable for both Ubuntu and Debian. (for those who already saw the previous announcement on the xen-users list, see below for package changes)

The stable packages are from the most recent stable release, 2.0.7, while the unstable packages are from a recent nightly snapshot. Included are all the packages you will need to have a fully functional Xen installation. This includes kernel packages built with the default Xen configurations, and also kernel patches that facilitate building kernels that more closely match your existing kernel configuration. The kernel packages also include a configuration system that will determine (or if your priority is set to medium ask you) the necessary xen root device, and domain 0 memory allocations. For more info on this system, see the man page for the included update-grub-xen, and the /etc/xenkernels.conf file. Especially of interest to many is the --default option to update-grub-xen, which will take steps to write the xen entries as the default in your grub configuration file.

These packages are available at mirror.clarkson.edu, by adding the appropriate lines to your sources file, and then installing the xen package, and optionally the appropriate kernel patch package. http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/xenophilia/xendebs/ debian xen-stable main http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/xenophilia/xendebs/ debian xen-unstable main http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/xenophilia/xendebs/ ubuntu xen-stable main http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/xenophilia/xendebs/ ubuntu xen-unstable main

-- edward despard

Future goals with these packages:
consolidate xenu and xen0 kernel packages into single xen configuration make update-grub-xen script more robust, ie add better initrd detection to it?
    autobuild unstable packages nightly

Changes from packages previously announced on xen-users:
    fixed python dependencies errors
    removed bashisms from update-grub-xen script
    added kernel patch packages
fixed bug in kernel config scripts when priority was set to high (bad assumptions on my part)

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