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

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 18:41 +0100, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
> > On Mon, 2011-05-02 at 02:47 +0100, Todd Deshane wrote:
> > > I think that being able to install an XCP system from package is a
> > > long goal anyway, so getting a jump on it in Debian is a great idea.
> > 
> > I think so too, but it's worth highlighting that XCP on Debian is far
> > more than a standard .deb packaging exercise, I expect there will be
> > plenty of actual development effort required to actually make it work.
> Like what? I don't get what is XCP if not few
> more packages on top of Xen. Can you explain?

xapi is tightly integrated with the underlying (CentOS) distro, which
has also been modified to better aid this integration. Remember that it
was originally developed as a complete integrated solution.

One example that xapi's host networking configuration support currently
only speaks to (a modified version of) CentOS's ifcfg configuration

Also some core parts of the OS are modified, for example LVM has been
patched with some XCP specific patches (I don't recall the details)
which are specific to the integration with the XCP storage manager

I'm sure there are others.

> > xen-api@ is the correct list for this sort of question.
> > 
> > Ian.
> Thanks, I'll ask there then.
> Thomas

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