[Pkg-xen-devel] Bug#608253: Release notes addition for Xen support in Debian
Justin B Rye
jbr at edlug.org.uk
Sat Jan 29 17:00:21 UTC 2011
Julien Cristau wrote:
>> # Upgrades from Lenny will not automatically install Xen version 4.0. Instead
>> # you need to install Xen 4.0 and a corresponding dom0 kernel explicitly. See
>> # the wiki page for instructions on how to set up the Xen hypervisor and dom0
>> # kernel under Squeeze.
> Is this actually true? Don't the xen-linux-system-2.6-xen-*
> metapackages take care of this upgrade?
I Am Not A Xenologist, but see
There's no such package in Lenny; its equivalent was the old
xen-linux-system-2.6.26-2-xen-* metapackage (pulling in an old-style
hypervisor and a xenlinux kernel). That doesn't turn into a dummy
dependency package in Squeeze - it just disappears from the listings
and leaves users scratching their heads.
Mind you, how does this interact with the requirement in the generic
upgrade procedure for a kernel change to handle udev? Might that fix
it, if xen users are going to need a 2.6.32 xen kernel with extra
metapackaginess before they can upgrade the rest of the system?
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and PROBABLY NO CLUE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PACKAGE
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