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General errors and solutions while installing Xen.4.0.1 on Ubuntu

December 29, 2010

Necessary step for checking dependencies

“aptitude update
aptitude install bridge-utils build-essential libncurses5-dev dpkg-dev
debhelper fakeroot uuid-dev iasl texinfo git-core
apt-get build-dep xen3.3
apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev uuid-dev zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libx11-dev   python-dev iasl bin86 bcc gettext”

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Problem
“Checking check_uuid_devel:
*** check_uuid_devel FAILED: missing uuid headers (package uuid-dev)
Checking check_x11_devel: “
Solution :
“sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev uuid-dev zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libx11-dev”
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Problem

Checking check_xgettext:
*** check_xgettext FAILED: can’t find xgettext
Solution:
apt-get install gettext
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Problem:

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ashwin/Project_21_12_2010/xen-4.0.1/tools/firmware’Require dev86 rpm or bin86 & bcc debs version >= 0.16.14 to build firmware!
(visit http://www.debath.co.uk/dev86/ for more information) 

make[3]: *** [all] Error 1

Solution:
apt-get install bin86 bcc
or
yum install dev86

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Problem

make[8]: Entering directory `/home/ashwin/Project_21_12_2010/xen-4.0.1/tools/firmware/hvmloader/acpi’
ACPI ASL compiler (iasl) is needed
Download and install Intel ACPI CA from
http://acpica.org/downloads/
make[8]: *** [iasl] Error 1
Solution:
apt-get install iasl

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Problem

In file included from xen/lowlevel/xc/xc.c:23:
../../tools/libxc/xc_dom.h:186: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘*’ token
Solution:
apt-get install python-dev
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