Package Details: xen 4.7.0-3

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Package Base: xen
Description: Virtual Machine Hypervisor & Tools
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: xen-4.2, xen-4.2-testing-hg, xen-4.3, xen-4.3-testing-hg, xen-4.4, xen-4.5, xen-4.6, xen-gdbsx, xen-git, xen-hg-unstable, xen-igvtg, xen-rc
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: ArthurBorsboom
Last Packager: ArthurBorsboom
Votes: 159
Popularity: 3.867802
First Submitted: 2009-11-09 11:22
Last Updated: 2016-10-08 11:28

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bacondropped commented on 2016-11-18 15:25

@ParadoxSpiral @JohnTh The build failed as well on my Manjaro machine with the same relocation errors. I've had this problem before, this seems to happen thanks to 'hardening-wrapper', which forces PIC/PIE, which in turn has its problems when sub-libraries do not configure CFLAGS correctly. I solved the problem by building this package in a clean Arch VM (overkill, I know, but it worked fine).

bacondropped commented on 2016-11-18 15:21

Perhaps this project could provide 'xenstore'? requires it, and the 'xenstore' package conflicts with this one. (NOTE: Although, for instance, pulseaudio-xen required which xenstore provides, so this change would be breaking; but it'd be an update, so...)

Refutationalist commented on 2016-11-12 04:47

@JohnTh: 4.7.1-2 fixed it. Additionally, Xen resumed a vm across the upgrade and boots, which is the first time that's worked in a while without a lot of finagling.

ArthurBorsboom commented on 2016-11-11 16:07

@JohnTh: "I will think about maintaining"...

and? :)

JohnTh commented on 2016-11-11 12:05

See if the latest commit on my gitlab repository fixes this?
It applies this patch:;a=patch;h=9714f6b87e19b32d3a6663a20df6610265c4bfe5
Discussed here:

Refutationalist commented on 2016-11-11 09:22


Your recent commit to 4.7.1 and pv-grub doesn't seem to boot w/ pv-grub x86_64. I'm going use an earlier pv-grub, but this is a dev server so I can test packages, if that helps. Here's the failure:

============= Init TPM Front ================
Tpmfront:Error Unable to read device/vtpm/0/backend-id during tpmfront initialization! error = ENOENT
Tpmfront:Info Shutting down tpmfront
pin_table(x) returned 850876

Error 9: Unknown boot failure

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JohnTh commented on 2016-11-02 20:15

A patch was released to fix stubdom compile. This should give access to pvgrub.
This package needs testing before being pushed (I haven't been able to do any).
With this patch and indentation fixed in stubdom/vtpmmgr/{log.c,disk_read.c}, the package appears to compile.;a=commit;h=668e4edf92fcf7cb929eed221059a3eeb02722c3

ParadoxSpiral commented on 2016-10-30 11:26

Building with `multilib-build` works.
However when installing with `yaourt -U ..`, there are conflicting files with the xenstore package:
When removed, xen installs correctly.

Thanks for your assistance o7.

JohnTh commented on 2016-10-29 21:51

I would strongly suggest you use multilib-build from the devtools package (as opposed to yaourt) for this package. That way we get the same build environment. Otherwise, update, and see if you still get the error.

Yes, I noticed a build failed in the same place (OVMF) on my CI three days ago (on the 27th), but the days before and after have built fine.
I will think about maintaining.

ParadoxSpiral commented on 2016-10-29 10:25

Hello, building this package fails.

When I manually add -fpic to the gcc args in aur-xen/src/xen-4.7.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/BaseTools/Source/C/Makefiles/header.makefile the build fails again.

Using the PKGBUILD by @JohnTh doesn't work either.

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