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Re: [Xen-devel] Building XCP Debian packages: what sources or repo to us

To: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Building XCP Debian packages: what sources or repo to use?
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 22:26:48 +0300
Cc: Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jonathan Ludlam <Jonathan.Ludlam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 11:14:24AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 05/01/2011 08:35 AM, Todd Deshane wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have started the work of packaging Openstack for Debian. I have
> >> already the Nova packages ready for upload, and I'm now working on
> >> Glance and Swift.
> >>
> >> Nova can run Xen, but I have been told that it needs XCP.
> > 
> > Nova should be able to run Xen via libvirt too. I don't know if this
> > path has been tested.
> I've been told by the people from Rackspace that XCP was the way to go,
> as this is what they use.
> > take a look here:
> > http://www.xen.org/products/cloud_source.html
> > 
> > You may also need to pull sources from the source code CD:
> > http://www.xen.org/download/xcp/index.html
> > 
> > (Add Jon Ludlam to the CC he should be able to confirm)
> > 
> > This wiki page may also be helpful to you. The things that apply to
> > XenServer apply to XCP as well.
> > http://wiki.openstack.org/XenServerDevelopment
> > 
> > You may also find this wiki page to be useful (even though it is
> > CentOS-specific)
> > http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XCP_Building_Instructions
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Todd
> Thanks for all these links, but in fact, if I'm asking, it is because I
> saw all of these documents, and that I'm even more confused. Nowhere, it
> tells which file are the release sources to take, which one is
> authoritative, which is the repository. There's 2 Git repository
> referenced, and 2 hg. No definitive tar.gz to download. On the CD,
> there's only some src.rpm files only, no tar.gz either, and what's on
> the source CD is quite confusing as well.
> So, which one should I use?


Did you realize XCP is centos-based dedicated virtualization platform ?
Porting it Debian is possible, but that kind of creates separate 'product'.

-- Pasi

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