spin kickstart/minimization cleanups

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 14:11:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've spent a little time looking at the hardware side of things and
>> done a basic patch for some of the hardware stuff based on the current
>> rawhide comps file. I've broken it down into network/server/misc for
>> the time being and pushed the print stuff over to its group. More can
>> be done as it was a quick look through. The old hardware-support
>> currently includes all the other groups so there's no real change for
>> current builds overall.
> This looks like a good start.  I think the way this kind of thing
> should work in general is that the system detects if you have the
> hardware, and dynamically installs support for it.  We'd need some
> database mapping things like USB ids to packages.  Networking is an
> exception; we should include as many drivers/tools for
> networking-related functionality as possible so that the system can be
> bootstrapped.

Well basically the way I've done the first swipe above won't impact
anything that just includes @hardware-support as it just includes all
groups. Those that want to drop stuff can register specific groups. I
was thinking of making hardware-support-network
hardware-support-wireless but then realises there was a couple of DSL
firmwares in the list. In most cases for a server this would make no
difference as servers don't generally have wireless and if there is
any wired server ethernet in there I would probably move it to server
but I think they're all contained in linux-firmware anyway.

> Basically: if you have a GPS chip, gypsy gets installed and runs.  If
> you don't, it doesn't.

Agreed. But in the interim until we get pci/usb id matching I figured
this would be a good start.

Is it OK to push it to rawhide, are we too late in the process for
F-13 given the default doesn't change any of the standard builds?


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