[Pkg-xen-devel] Bug#376915: xen-utils-3.0: xen-utils tries to run xend at install time

Henning Sprang henning_sprang at gmx.de
Wed Jul 5 17:27:32 UTC 2006

Package: xen-utils-3.0
Version: 3.0.2+hg9681-1
Severity: important

When trying to install xen-utils, I get the following message:

Unpacking xen-utils-3.0 (from .../xen-utils-3.0_3.0.2+hg9681-1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up xen-utils-3.0 (3.0.2+hg9681-1) ...
Starting XEN: invoke-rc.d: initscript xend, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing xen-utils-3.0 (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

It seems the xen-utils postinstall script tries to run "xend" which fails
as xen is not yet installed.

A workaround might be to install the xen-hypervisor package first, without
installing xen-utils, booting into xen, and only after the reboot from 
then xen-kernel try to install the xen-utils package.

I'll try that and report here on success.

It will still by a strange workaround, and a strange "after reboot dependency" of
xen-utils against the xen-hypervisor package.
Exactly, the depending on xen-hypervisor is superflous - if yor try to install
xen-utils without a running xen hypervisor, it will fail anyway, becaus the dependency is only 
solved after reboot.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xen-utils-3.0 depends on:
ii  iproute                   20051007-4     Professional tools to control the 
ii  libc6                     2.3.6-15       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.5-2          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  python                    2.3.5-11       An interactive high-level object-o
ii  udev                      0.085-1        /dev/ and hotplug management daemo
ii  xen-hypervisor-3.0-i386 [ 3.0.2+hg9681-1 The Xen Hypervisor for i386
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-11     compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xen-utils-3.0 recommends:
ii  bridge-utils                  1.1-1      Utilities for configuring the Linu
ii  libc6-xen                     2.3.6-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries [X

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