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

To: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Build target to wrap dist/install in a .deb archive
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 09:15:18 +0100
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On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 22:23 +0100, Tim Deegan wrote:
> 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.

In my experience the Linux version of this has proven very useful,
especially in cases like doing a bisect where you have a bunch of
different versions floating around...

(Hmm, something like CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO would also be really handy
in that respect...)

>   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.
> Cheers,
> Tim.

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