[xen-tools-discuss] Another xen-tools change I have in mind: Clean up the hooks directory
dmitry at sec.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
Sat Apr 10 15:57:07 CEST 2010
On 10.4.10 15:23, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Currently we have one directory for Ubuntu and Fedora named after the
> first supported release which is then duplicated for each subsequent
I know for a fact that since you lose inittab in karmic (and some other
things), that karmic will need its own hook scripts. I assume this will
be the same in lucid.
> I'm sure this won't scale forever. So to minimise code duplication I'd
> like to have one common directory per distribution (e.g. called
> ubuntu-common, fedora-common, etc.) with generic hooks valid for all
> or most of the releases of one distribution and then one hook
> directory per release (e.g. called ubuntu-10.04 or ubuntu-lucid or so)
> which has symbolic links to everything which can be used unchanged
> from the common directory and new files for everything which has to be
> different or only there.
We're at that point that it doesn't scale - karmic can't "simply be"
symlinked :) IIRC there was also some issue with hardy. I also plan to
look at least at the centos scripts, just from my experience most of the
users i administer want ubuntu/debian vms. I could also take a look at
fedora, when i have some free time.
> This is more a long term goal and probably won't go into the next
> release or upload to Debian.
I'm not sure that the ultimate goal should be to focus on debian debian
packaging per se. As i've said, i run these scritps on CentOS
(installing them via the Makefile), and AFAIK (but please, without
starting any sort of distrowar) CentOS is the only distro where the
"default" virtualization sollution, is Xen.
I think the packaging should be an important part of the project, but
judging by my experience, most users running development versions of
xen, i.e. xen 4, will also have no problem installing another source to
sources.list, to get our packages.
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