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Re: Unable to install package xen-linux-system-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64

On Mon, 2012-12-03 at 13:13 +0100, Torbjørn Thorsen wrote:
> Hey.
> I'm trying to get Ganeti going on some new Dell R620.
> The kernel from Squeeze isn't able to find the storage controller in
> these boxes,
> but the installer from http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/ works great.
> I'm running the linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 kernel now.
> I'm having problems installing the Xen kernel.

There is no need for a 'Xen kernel' in wheezy.  That one will work in
both HVM and PV domains including dom0.

> The package xen-linux-system-amd64 looks to be about right,
> but the install fails.
> Am I correct in my understanding that the
> xen-linux-system-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 package
> is not installable with only squeeze and squeeze-backports package available ?

Yes, the squeeze version of xen doesn't build the xen-system-amd64
package and there is currently no backport.  But you don't actually need
it; it's just a means to make future upgrades more automatic.  This is
discussed in <http://bugs.debian.org/681637>.


Ben Hutchings
Always try to do things in chronological order;
it's less confusing that way.

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