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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Re: Packaing Xen 3.0 etc for Debian

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 at 03:30:55 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:


> Bastian Blank, a member of the Debian kernel team, is looking at integrating
> XenoLinux builds into the official linux-2.6 package.  I think that's a much
> better option, and would strongly encourage anyone interested in Xen
> packaging to coordinate with the kernel team on this.

We will, of course, thanks! Here is an explanation why ha haven't yet!

> (Yes, I'm aware there's a pkg-xen maintenance team on alioth as well; but
> AFAICT the maintainer of the current xen package is not a member of that
> packaging group, and there's no mention of xen on the wnpp bug page --
> what's up with that?)

The current Debian Xen package is very old, and also has some policy compliance

We (as in: a lot of people who tried) haven't received any answer by the current
Xen maintainer about xen status for a long time (as documented in debian bugs
#342249 and #271051) so Jeremy Bouse (jbouse@debian.org) has set up a project on
alioth and invited people who were interested or maintained unofficial packages
to join, which some people (5 of them, as Ralph said) did. After that we've been
working on preparing a clean release of Xen 3.0 for sid.

We probably should have reported to wnpp and -devel before, sorry! Anyway Jeremy
was the one who was going to do so, and he planning to do this soon (AFAIK).

We had planned to contact the kernel team, but hadn't yet, as we wanted before
to have a working hypervisor in sid (even if that meant that users needed to
roll their own kernels) and then see if the kernel team was interested in
helping us integrating xen better. (We also had planned contacting the glibc
team, at that time, asking them if it could be possible to have a non-segmented
glibc in debian for us, but that too was to be done later)

Everything that the pkg-xen team did and planned till now can be seen in the
public alioth mailing list archives.
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-xen-devel/ and
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-xen-changes/ ! Of course anyone
interested in Xen is welcome to join! :)


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