[fedora-arm] Fedora 20 for Raspberry Pi????

Jon jdisnard at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 17:51:13 UTC 2013

To make a comparison:

* Fedora does not offer support for older i486 processors.
* The Raspberry Pi is like that, using an old (out dated) ARMv6 CPU.

Hope that helps clarify.
Raspberry PI are based on obsolete technology.


On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 06:32:47PM +0100, Geert Jansen wrote:
>> Out of curiosity: why is there such a difference in how the RPi is
>> handled and how other ARM boards are handled (BBB, etc.) in Fedora?
> Fedora has decided only to support armv7 (& v8, but you can't buy that
> hardware).  The RPi's ARM chip is armv6.  As a result Fedora isn't
> building this but it's handed off to someone else to do a remix.  AIUI
> they have to recompile everything, not just the kernel, so it takes a
> while.
> Rich.
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