On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Kévin Raymond
I wanted to join the ARM effort a year ago, but I am not a fan of virt (QEMU…).
And you're really active, I couldn't get all what you were doing guys,
I am organizing a Fedora 17 Release Party Sat 2nd of June, and I plan
to give a Fedora ARM talk…
As I've now a dreamplug and a XO 1.75, I plan to install Fedora on them.
The XO-1.75 already runs Fedora and we have images for F-17 (have had
since Nov last year).
I am working on embedded systems for few years, know how to cross
compile a vanilla kernel and few bootloaders.
I don't really know the Fedora building architecture (bodhi, koji…)
Here are my questions:
- How to cross build Fedora by hand (with specific target)? (Is there
a general repo for patches, file system…?)
- How to cross build Fedora by hand for a supported/tested target
(like the one released for F17 Beta)?
We don't cross compile anything, all the Fedora ARM packages are
compiled natively on ARM platforms.
 probably link to the right page, but only found info about the
kernel, nothing about file system, yum…
- How do you guys work with arm.koji.fedoraproject.org? How one
contributor could help getting failed packages built?
 is probably the answer, but as I know basically nothing about
koji… (I only know how to build an RPM locally).
arm.koji works in exactly the same way as mainline Fedora. All
packages built are done so automatically by a script called
koji-shadow so that we get an identical package set as mainline. So if
you fix a package it needs to be fixed and built on mainline and the
build will automatically happen on ARM soon after.
You can test scratch builds using "arm-koji build --scratch rawhide
- The status about ARM as a primary arch? (Ok, I could probably find
it on my mailbox… but the thread is so long).
The main issue is to get Anaconda, right?
We now have a criteria to move towards the primary goal from FESCo.
Anaconda is one, kernels is another. The packaging side of things is
almost there. There's likely a number of other things as well
procedural amongst others.
- What are the needs on the team? Getting failed packages to build on
There's a list of packages that need assistance / investigation here.