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I want to install kvm on debian(lenny). I have learnt that packages kvm and qemu-kvm are not available for powerpc architecture.
I have found two packages(kvm-source & qemu) and installed it. Now, how do I install kvm. Do I need to install libvirt-kvm as well.

Approach1: I downloaded qemu-kvm source code ( , configured

#./configure --target-list="ppc-softmmu" 

But I am getting this error:

CC    ppc-softmmu/virtio-pci.o
~/qemu-kvm-0.13.0/hw/virtio-pci.c: In function 'virtio_pci_mask_notifier':
~/qemu-kvm-0.13.0/hw/virtio-pci.c:436: error: invalid use of undefined 
type 'struct kvm_irq_routing_entry'
~/qemu-kvm-0.13.0/hw/virtio-pci.c:436: error: dereferencing pointer to 
incomplete type


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What powerpc hardware are you running this on? It matters. – mattdm Dec 16 '10 at 14:17
i have emulated ppc using qemu, and underlying architecture is x86. – db42 Dec 16 '10 at 14:51
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KVM on PowerPC is still in its infant stage. I recommend you don't try it unless you're already comfortable with building your own software and kernels.

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I tried qemu-kvm-0.11, and got it installed successfully. – db42 Jan 19 '11 at 13:27

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