[Pkg-xen-devel] xen reorganization
acid at debian.org
Fri Aug 18 22:25:48 UTC 2006
On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 11:13:14PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> 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.
I don't have any objection. It seems that there is no more compatibility
between version, that's a shame. But in the meantime, your solution
seems to be good, so I'll say go ahead with it.
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