[Pkg-xen-devel] xen reorganization
waldi at debian.org
Fri Aug 18 21:13:14 UTC 2006
I tried to find a solution for the update problem. Currently I have 3
kernels, 2.6.16-16, 2.6.16-17 and 2.6.17-6 and each of them needs
another hypervisor. As it is the goal of Debian to not break on updates
completely, I propose the following change:
* Introduce xen-common source which provides xen-utils-common binary packages.
This package provides a dispatcher for the installed xen-utils
* xen-3.0 produces xen-hypervisor-$version-$abi-$flavour and
xen-utils-$version-$abi. $version is the upstreamversion like 3.0.2 or
3.0-unstable, $abi describes the dom0 interface.
* xen-hypervisor depends on the correct xen-utils.
* The linux package produces another binary
xen-linux-system-$kernelversion which depends on the correct
linux-image and xen-hypervisor packages. It also provides some
information to update-grub, which xen image to use for the given
This way I can install a new kernel and have real chances that it will
not break unconditionaly.
Death, when unnecessary, is a tragic thing.
-- Flint, "Requiem for Methuselah", stardate 5843.7
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