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Re: [Xen-users] How do I know which packages Ubuntu needs for xen 4.11?


I am happy for your guidance as I am not well versed in such matters. I currently look after a dozen Xenservers and want to experiment with a Xen hypervisor on Ubuntu 18.04.

Which packaged version of Xen would you recommend I run on Ubuntu 18.04 and where do I get it? I have no particular requirements. My current setup is Xenservers using local storage and Windows/Ubuntu/FreeBSD/CoreOS VMs.

I falsely presumed today the Xen kernel I had was crashing based on using relatively new CPUs when it appears to be the old chestnut of UEFI boot. Coupled with the fact Ubuntu 18.04 was running xen 4.9 in the universe rather than main repos I started tinkering with building 4.11 from upstream source.



On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:41 PM Hans van Kranenburg <hans@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 11/14/18 8:22 PM, Chris Percol wrote:
> I have successfully built xen 4.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 from source.

Do you mean the upstream source? Is there a specific reason why you
would want to do that instead of just rebuilding the Xen 4.11 packages
that are in Debian testing/unstable currently?

> As I
> wanted to use the binaries on a few machines I did 'make debball'. 
> How do I know which packages are required by my debball? I want to keep
> things lean and not use all the packages on other machines required to
> build xen. For example, I had to install the yajl package on a new
> Ubuntu install when installing the package I made previously to stop errors.

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