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Bug#410039: No /usr/lib/xen folder so it's confusing other packages

Thomas Goirand <thomas@goirand.fr> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> The problem is that multiple xen versions (3.0-unstable, 3.0.3, 3.0.4)
>> can be installed and they are incompatible with each other. If each
>> one contained /usr/lib/python/xen then the packages would have to
>> conflict.
> I understood that, for sure!
>> What you need is a common package that contains wrapper scripts in
>> /usr/lib/python/xen that will pick the right
>> /usr/lib/xen-VERSION/lib/python subdir applicable to the running xen
>> version.
>> Maybe xen-utils-common is what you should be using?
> Maybe a script run at startup could check for the xen version that is
> running and make the appropriate symlink? Sure that could be in a
> xen-common package, for example... Is that what xen-utils-common does?
> Thomas

/usr is (potentially) read-only. You can only write there during
install time which is not enough. You would have to put a static link
to /var/lib/xen and then have a dynamic link there or something.


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