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Re: [Xen-API] XenAPI on Ubuntu 12.04 Server x64 - Various problems building

On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Bill <thelists+xen-api@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello --
> I've been working to establish a working build environment for the XenAPI on
> a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 x64 server instance.  The various steps needed to
> compile Xen, a custom kernel, update grub and manage Xen using the
> xl toolstack is not foreign to me.  My near-term goal is to implement one of
> the open-source management tools reliant on XenAPI (openstack / cloudstack /
> etc.), with a more long-term goal of the creation of additional features.
> Here's an outline of the steps I've taken thus far:
> Installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 server, final
> Downloaded, configured, compiled and installed Linux Kernel 3.3.4 including
> the various required options for running Xen
> Are there any unique requirements for XenAPI beyond that of a Dom0 kernel
> for Xen?
> Downloaded, configured, compiled and installed Xen 4.1.2.
> Modified the GRUB bootloader appropriately, and booted into the system.
> Followed the outline of steps from the Xen Wiki entry for XCP toolstack
> compilation
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Compile_the_XCP_toolstack_from_source\
> Note: During the building process, a number of errors surfaced.
> A message about unexpected patches was displayed when processing
> "xen-api-1.3.2".  A crude workaround was simply to add a bit of code to
> dpkg-source to detect this condition when processing this package and commit
> the code.  This was the only instance where the message occurred.
> The file cachelocation was not found under the ./tmp-debs/ directory.  There
> as no clear direction on what this should be, so I simply created an empty
> file.  This allowed the process to continue.
> pbuilder complained about an untrusted local source.  I added an option to
> the .rc file to allow untrusted sources, and it seemed to solve the problem.
> Various packages not mentioned or required for any non-XAPI Xen operation
> were missing.  Through trial and error, I compiled a list of packages and
> installed them.
> After these steps, I ended up with a number of .deb packages and a
> successful completion of the make process.
> Installed the packages produced from the previous step.
> Stuck on this error:  Getting an error from xcp-networkd
> Fatal error: exception Failure("ERROR: network backend unknown()")


Todd Deshane

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