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Re: [Xen-devel] xend running on EL5

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 09:20:04AM +0100, M A Young wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2012, Steven Haigh wrote:
> >Hi guys,
> >
> >I've been trying to get my Xen 4.2 RPMs to build on both EL5 and
> >EL6 systems. I'm just about there but I've noticed one issue which
> >I'm not 100% sure of the best way to resolve.
> >
> >/usr/sbin/xend is a simple python launcher that runs fine as is on
> >EL6, but in EL5 it comes up with:
> >
> ># service xend start
> >Starting xend daemon: Unknown option: -s
> >Unknown option: -s
> >usage: /usr/bin/python [option] ... [-c cmd | -m mod | file | -] [arg] ...
> >Try `python -h' for more information.
> >
> >The standard hashbang line for xend is:
> >#!/usr/bin/python -Es
> >
> >EL5 seems to run python 2.4.3 which doesn't have the -s option.
> That isn't a standard xen line, it is a hack I put into the Fedora
> code to try to get xend to work better with selinux in recent Fedora
> versions (the switch to systemd might also have been a factor). You
> can probably safely throw away the xend.selinux.fixes.patch (or that
> part of it) for EL5 and EL6 as I think the selinux problems came
> later.

For rhel5 you might also want this patch:

"libfsimage: add ext4 support for CentOS 5.x":

which adds pygrub ext4 support on el5 using e4fsprogs.

-- Pasi

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