[fedora-arm] Upgrading koji builders for gnulib and standardisation

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Mon Dec 5 16:35:46 UTC 2011

El Mon, 5 Dec 2011 14:06:59 +0000
Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> escribió:
> Hi Seneca,
> We're running into a bug with gnulib which is causing some issues with
> a number of builds such as coreutils [1], findutils, gettext (at
> least) and some packages that depend on those packages. Unfortunately
> as its one of those horrible bundled everywhere libs its not as easy
> as just upgrading it.
> We need to get the koji builders standardised so we don't continue to
> run into these and other issues (like bugs in different versions of
> mock, kernels etc).
> After losing all too much time over the weekend and chatting with
> dgilmore can we please work to move all the builders to a config based
> on the following to ensure the builders are as close to identical as
> possible including:
> - F-15 based sfp/hfp OS installs
> - ext4 (see link below)
> - decent amount of swap (2Gb+ as gcc needs 2Gb to properly compile
> link, as does the likes of webkit, java, QT etc which means without
> swap we're currently screwed on armv5tel).
> - same kernels where possible but at least the same core config such
> as ipv6 etc where not
> - same versions of mock etc
> Maybe we could come up with a rootfs tar ball which just needs a
> kernel added. Also it looks to be a good time to review the setup for
> /var/lib/mock and come up with an alternative that's not such a
> bottleneck.
> I've seen a number of build problems over the weekend that were
> explained by differing configs and that is somewhat concerning and
> hindering forward progress.
> Let me know how I can help get this in place ASAP.
> Regards,
> Peter
> [1] Details are outlined here
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora15_HardFP_Bootstrap_package_status#coreutils

one thing that would be great for someone to work on is making the
kernel build a kirkwood image also.  then we would just have the efikas
needing a special kernel. at least based i the hardware i know is there.


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