[fedora-arm] adding fake-kernel to repository

Jarod Wilson jarod at redhat.com
Wed Jun 8 18:54:24 UTC 2011

Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 02:35:55PM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
>> Ah, ok. The point is that we can't support every target yet[0] and are
>> focusing e.g. on OMAP3/4 (BeagleBoard and PandaBoard) in the test kernel
>> available so far. For everyone else, it's desired to have something that
>> satisfies RPM about kernel deps and allows things like dracut to
>> install. All of this works great once the fake deps are in place - I've
>> a system booting with root encrypted LVM with dracut on F13 for example,
>> but the kernel itself is for Freescale iMX5 and not in RPM format yet.
> So why not provide the fake-kernel package from the kernel SRPM you do
> have? If you have your own non-mainline packages then it makes more
> sense to put the hacks there than it does to put them in the mainline
> distribution.

Because presumably, the goal is that the ARM kernel they *do* build is 
built using an unmodified kernel spec. We do have ARM bits in the spec 
right now.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at redhat.com

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