Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yi...@amd.com> writes:

> On 5/21/2024 5:23 AM, Patrick Robb wrote:
>> On Mon, May 20, 2024 at 1:49 PM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yi...@amd.com> wrote:
>>> @Patric, I assume test environment also doesn't have 'libbpf', version:
>>> '>= 1.0' which we need to test this feature.
>>> Is it possible to update test environment to justify this dependency?
>> Hi, the libbpf version on our Ubuntu 22.04 container images is 0.5.0.
>> I can check for our baremetal servers also, but I figure they will be
>> the same.
>> It sounds like the subsequent conversation is suggesting this upgrade
>> is not viable anyhow, but to address the question in terms of
>> Community Lab methodology, yes we are happy to modify our environments
>> or images in any way if the community wants, but we try to run testing
>> without upgrading the core packages the distro ships with. I.e. we
>> would not run testing with CentOS 7 today, as it ships with gcc 4.8.5
>> (not supported for DPDK), even though technically we could upgrade gcc
>> to a new version and meet all the DPDK dependencies.
>> But yes I see Stephen ran from a 24.04 VM and validated the build with
>> the new libbpf.
>> By the way, I was wondering recently whether it was appropriate to add
>> an Ubuntu 24.04 environment to the Community Lab immediately, or if
>> it's premature in some sense. I don't want to derail this thread with
>> that question, but if anyone is interested in this coverage going
>> online, please write to the CI mailing list saying so.
> If we can have an Ubuntu 24.04 environment, this addresses the libbpf
> testing concern.

I think it would be good to add as well.  24.04 will be an LTS, so it
should be support for long time.

> @Christian can comment better, but as far as I can see although upgrade
> from previous LTS is not supported yet, it is possible to install Ubuntu
> 24.04 from scratch.

There is a sortof procedure to do it by going via 23.10 first, but it
isn't probably the best approach.  I guess installing from scratch may
be the best approach.

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