Hi and welcome Philip!
On 01/28/2010 03:49 AM, Philip Pinto wrote:
Hi all -
I just wanted to say hello and thanks for all of the effort getting this
off the ground. I’m sure the work you do here helps out many who use the
Redhat Enterprise Linux environment in major corporations for taking a
peak at what might be coming in the future releases for RHEL – this
platform provides a great environment for learning, testing and
development – without any risks production.
Thats greatly appreciated. We've tried to at least provide something
useful for Fedora now again initially but had to focus quite a bit of
work back to RHEL lately. This will hopefully change soon as we're
aiming to get a full secondary arch Fedora 13 up and running for s390x
I was able to install the build system you provided in July and
performed the updates to get to what I guess is a pseudo version of FC12
– I am assuming that once the installation of the base system at FC11 is
complete and new the new RPMS for YUM, RPM and xz libraries then
performing a yum update get’s you to base that is s390x-FC12. I am
somewhat new to Fedora – I used RHEL 4 and 5 on zSeries for quite a few
years so this just might be different with Fedora.
I just had a couple of questions.
Is there a plan to provide a DVD ISO of this environment to perform an
anaconda type install, using NFS, or HTTP etc similar to RHEL releases?
Not at the moment, no. It's also fairly difficult, and specifically if
you are using hercules i'm not even sure it's possible. There is a way
to do install using a HMC on a real IBM z9/z10 with a DVD drive attached
to it, but from what i recall it bascially only exports the DVD via NFS
or HTTP to the z9/z10, so from the mainframe side it's still a network
Will there be separate repos in the future to segregate releases –
sure if this is a fedora thing or if this happened just because
s390x-FC11 was so new and Fedora moves so quickly that this time around
things ended up rolling together?
Yes, definitely. The mixed F11/F12 effort was basically a first stab at
getting s390x back as a supported architecture. Starting with F13 the
goal is to just follow the normal Fedora release cycle with appropriate
trees and repos.
My test environment that I am using is based on Hercules 3.6+ and I
seen no issues with anything using it. The information that this mailing
list provides gave me the information needed to get the CTC / networking
stuff working properly.
Great to hear that! As soon as we have more information on the status
for F13 and forward we'll post something here on the list. Probably
accompanied with a fully updated iamge as well.
Thanks & regards, Phil
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