[Slackbuilds-users] The Xenification of Slack

Ozan Türkyılmaz ozan.turkyilmaz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 13:28:09 UTC 2010

2010/7/29 Chris Abela <chris.abela at maltats.com>:
> I assume that many of us have try their SlackBuild scripts on different
> ARCH'es to ensure that it builds on all of them. Xen is claimed to be one of
> the best Hypervisors, so I gave it a try, and I admit that it took more
> effort than I expected. The attached is quite polished expect for the fact
> that I did not manage to make it run on Slack32. This is probably not
> entirely my fault as the 13.1 kernel ( is poorly supported by Xen -
> possibly because the mainstrseam distros will not be employing it. The
> bottom line is that I feel that it is not ready for public release.
> Some of you might find the attached useful. I hope that I included the right
> amount of documentation in the tarball. My installation may be viewed on
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIzsX_mc26E
> I am aware that Mario (and maybe others) are also working on a xen
> SlackBuild and I hope that this is not discouraging their effort in any way,
> and I would also like to thank Robby Workman who polished my xen.SlackBuild.
> I also would like to share a last minute observation I made on the latest
> SlackBuild template. Setting ARCH="$(uname -m)" is NOT a good idea for a for
> Virtual Slack installations because they boot from xen-linux, not from their
> native kernels. As there are some members of the Slackware team in this
> mailing list as well, please note that slackpkg is particularly prone to
> this issue as its doinst.sh hardcodes ARCH in this manner, and this might
> result in the wrong list of mirrors when crossing ARCH'es.
> Chris
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