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Re: [Xen-users] XAPI on debian installation issue

Hi Sébastien,

Thanks for testing this out - as I wrote on the wiki page, I didn't really 
expect any of it to work yet, so if anything actually did work, that's a bonus! 

On 17 Jul 2011, at 20:33, Sébastien RICCIO wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm currently trying to install xapi on debian (unstable), following the 
> following wiki page:
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XAPI_on_debian
> 1. Install squeeze 32-bits (it's not specified on the wiki, but I guess 
> it wont work with 64-bit as the xapi *.deb files are for 32).

Yes, 32 bit only at the moment. We've not tried any of this stuff in 64 bit, so 
we're concentrating on that at the moment. I'd be very interested in knowing 
what happens on 64 bit though, and it is something that we'll be wanting to 
look into longer term.

>     note: you must leave an unused 1mb partition somewhere when
>              creating your partitions or grub2 used in sid will complain
>              during the dist-upgrade. This will result into an unbootable
>              system. (at least it happened to me)

Interesting, I didn't have this problem - when I upgraded I chose to throw out 
my original grub.conf and use the new one, and it does seem to boot. 

> 2. Edit sources.list to use unstable instead of squeeze


> box# dpkg -i *deb
> ----8<----------
> Selecting previously deselected package blktap.
> (Reading database ... 37780 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking blktap (from blktap_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package blktap-dkms.
> Unpacking blktap-dkms (from blktap-dkms_0.1_all.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package fe.
> Unpacking fe (from fe_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package squeezed.
> Unpacking squeezed (from squeezed_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package v6d.
> Unpacking v6d (from v6d_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package xapi.
> Unpacking xapi (from xapi_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package xen-sm.
> Unpacking xen-sm (from xen-sm_0.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up blktap (0.1-1) ...
> Setting up blktap-dkms (0.1) ...
> dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0.
> Error! Bad conf file.
> File: /tmp/dkms.rTkg1a/dkms_binaries_only/dkms.conf
> does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
> Unable to load DKMS tarball /usr/share/blktap-dkms/blktap-0.1.dkms.tar.gz.
> Common causes include:
>  - You must be using DKMS or later to support binaries only
>    distribution specific archives.
>  - Corrupt distribution specific archive
> dpkg: error processing blktap-dkms (--install):
>  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Right, a broken package. We've not got a nice way of making these things yet - 
I've got some suggestions from Daniel Stodden on how to proceed, so between us 
maybe we'll be able to make something that works. When I've got something new 
to test I'll let you know.

Thanks again for helping out!


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