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RE: [Xen-users] Can someone please build a Xen 3.2 rpm for CentOS 5.1x64

To: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Can someone please build a Xen 3.2 rpm for CentOS 5.1x64?
From: "Ross S. W. Walker" <rwalker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:54:50 -0400
Cc: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Marco Strullato <marco.strullato@xxxxxxxxx>
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Can someone please build a Xen 3.2 rpm for CentOS 5.1x64?
Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > Marco Strullato wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi, I followed you instructions, I've build and installed
> >> xen-3.2.0-0xs and xen-libs-3.2.0-0xs.
> >> Now I get this error when I execute xm list:
> >>
> >> Error: Unable to connect to xend: No such file or directory. 
> >> Is xend running?
> >>     
> >
> > This looks like you didn't change the grub.conf to specify
> > the Xen 3.2 hypervisor as opposed to the stock Xen 3.1
> > hypervisor that the RH/CentOS Xen kernels are set to use
> > by default.
> >
> >   
> Oh. Hmmph. RedHat uses some cuteness in current versions of 'grubby' and 
> RPM to auto-install the Xen kernels in grub.conf.  When I was working 
> with RHEL 4, it took some extra work to get them into grub.conf. But 
> RHEL 5 has it incorporated into their RPM's. You might take a look at 
> the RHEL versus Xensource SRPM's and look for the differences.
> I'd like the Xensource RPM's to do this automatically, as well.

Well actually, RH bundles the Xen hypervisor right with the Xen
kernel in EL5, so that's how they handle it.


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