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Re: [Xen-users] Xen-tools/utils Version Confusion

--------- Original Message ---------

> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen-tools/utils Version Confusion
> From: "George Dunlap" <
> Date: 5/18/17 11:11 am
> To: "Ray Joseph" <
> Cc: "
xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Ian Jackson" <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxx>

>On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Ray Joseph <
ray@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I would like to get xen-tools working on Debian 9 stretch, with Xen 4.8.1.

> Sorry, do you mean the Xen user-land tools (like xl, xentop, qemu-dm,
> and so on), or do you mean xen-tools, the confusingly-named package
> designed to make it easy to generate Xen guest images and
> corresponding config scripts[1]?

Yes, I meant xen-tools in userland.

> [1]

> >When I enter
>> xl
>> I get the message
>> ERROR: Can't find version 4.6 of xen utils, bailing out.
>> I attempted
>> apt-get install xen-tools


What I actually input was xen-utils, not xen-tools (at this point)

>> but received the message
>> xen-utils-4.8 is already the newest version (4.8.1-1+deb9u1)

> The Xen userspace tools are linked to the running Xen hypervisor
> version. It looks like you may have Xen hypervisor 4.6, but not have
> the Xen 4.6 tools, but only the Xen 4.8 tools.


By being linked, do you mean xen-tools 4.8 should be installed if Xen 4.8 is installed?

I rechecked, and I am running Xen 4.8.1. I would expect xen-tools 4.8 to be installed and require the latest xen-utils (4.8).

When I run

apt-get xen-tools

the system reports

xen-tools is already the latest version (4.7-1)

>> How do I get xl to work?

> My guess would be either reboot into Xen 4.8, or install xen-utils-4.6.


If I install xen-utils-4.6, it would seem it would then be out of since with Xen 4.8.

It looks like the culprit is xen-tools 4.7. It seems out of sync with xen-utils and Xen.

I just checked and xen-tools 4.7 is the latest.


I will reboot and and try this again.

[Note: I just read Ian’s comments – reboot.}

> CC'ing Ian Jackson, who has been doing work on the Debian Xen package,
> in case I've said something wrong and/or you need further help.

> -George


BTW, I need to learn how and what email client to use for this

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