base kernel to build fedora

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Sat May 15 15:08:33 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 04:38:02PM +0200, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> On 01/26/2009 07:04, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> from a last year message:
> > Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> >>> The koji build boxes all run RHEL 5.  Getting them upgraded to a not-yet-
> >>> released kernel seems unlikely.
> >> 
> >> I know it is a pain, on the other hand it would really improve Fedora 11.
> > 
> > Not only that.  It is the only way to actually test what we are shipping.
> > 
> > At least from glibc's POV (but indirectly from a much wider range) we
> > have to compile everything on the kernel we are shipping for the
> > release.  Period.  I know that the current build infrastructure doesn't
> > do this but this only means it has to change.  We have virtualization
> > available, there is no excuse.
> Is there any plan to build fedora with their own kernel ?
> It's a 'must have', for some packages.
> e.g. GLIBC:;a=blob_plain;f=sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/kernel-features.h;hb=HEAD
> A lot of features can't be used, because 2.6.18(3.5 years old)
> is the base kernel.

I'm confused.  Is the glibc build process testing for features on the
_currently running kernel_ in some fashion, or is it testing for
features in headers provided by the kernel-headers package (which is a
proper BR already)?  I would expect the latter, meaning the currently
running kernel doesn't really matter.

Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist
Dell | Office of the CTO

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