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Re: [Xen-devel] Problems "upgrading" 3.1 to 3.2?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Problems "upgrading" 3.1 to 3.2?
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 05:24:54 +0000
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Hi Dan,

> I have a 3.1-based system (OracleVM actually) and am trying to build/run
> xen-unstable on it (c/s 16618). From xen-unstable.hg, I am doing a "make
> distclean", then building and installing normally (plus normal depmod,
> mkinitrd, cp initrd, and grub.conf changes).  However when I reboot, xend
> won't run.  /var/log/xen/xend-debug.log says:
>   sysctl operation failed -- need to rebuild the user-space tool set?
>   Exception starting xend: (13, 'Permission denied')
> Another "make install" and reboot still doesn't fix the problem.
> I can build and run xen-unstable on another system with a fresh install
> with no xen, so I don't think it's pilot error.
> Anybody else try "upgrading" and run into similar probs?  My xend is
> definitely the new one from xen-unstable, so I'm thinking there must be
> some leftover 3.1 residue messing things up.

Yeah, it'll be some kind of "residue" problem.  Unfortunately there's not a 
particularly clean way to uninstall Xen.

You could try removing /usr/lib/libxen* and /usr/lib/python/xen and then 
reinstalling the tools.  Does that help?

Otherwise, I'm afraid you're going to need to keep hunting down Xen-installed 
binaries until the problem goes away :-(


Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat?  And no pedals!
Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
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