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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Build target to wrap dist/install in a .deb arch

To: Keir Fraser <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Build target to wrap dist/install in a .deb archive
From: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 22:23:31 +0100
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At 17:56 +0100 on 11 May (1305136560), Keir Fraser wrote:
> On 11/05/2011 16:32, "Tim Deegan" <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is _not_ a "packaged" version of Xen for Debian users, nor is it
> > intended to compete with anyone else's packaging efforts.  In particular
> > it doesn't do any of the boot-time or fstab fixups needed to actually
> > start the xen tools.  It's just a quick hack for developers to be able
> > to quickly install and uninstall a Xen build on a test box.
> IOW you are posting this as an aid for other devs, not for applying to the
> tree? Personally I wouldn't be in favour of sticking this kind of thing in
> tree.

I was suggesting checking it in, actually; just pointing out that it's
basically just using .deb format as an easy way do do uninstalls.
This is something I've been asked for by people who are trying to code
and test against tip of Xen without regrooving test boxes all the time.

Linux has something similar in its tree, as a shell script rather than a
Makefile target.  If you prefer, I could rework this patch as a script too.
That way if you strongly object to putting it in the Xen tree I can
publish it separately.



Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Principal Software Engineer, Xen Platform Team
Citrix Systems UK Ltd.  (Company #02937203, SL9 0BG)

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