On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Michael Stone <mich...@laptop.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 05:53:14PM -0500, Chris Ball wrote:
>>   > This is Fedora's initramfs, right?
>>   > Peter's suggestion is to use pilgrim to create rawhide builds,
>>   > hence using the olpc initramfs.
>>That's an interesting idea.  I don't like it long-term, because
>>no-one's working on pilgrim or our initramfs, but it could help
>>us get moving.
> Two small corrections:
> a) the initramfs continues happily under active volunteer development -- it
> received two new features and a bugfix contributed by a deployment support
> volunteer (dsd) in the last two weeks, along with patch review and volunteer
> testing by folks back here in the States.
> b) While pilgrim may be a dead-end, the ideas underlying it are not. This 
> week,
> I translated pilgrim's ideas into the simplest form yet achieved, namely, a
> plain old Makefile:
>   http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=users/mstone/puritan;a=tree;hb=make
> and used it to produce builds from the olpc4+joyride tree and the
> rawhide+olpc4+joyride tree (with minor edits).
> The former booted happily into Sugar and built on both Debian and Fedora. :)
> (The latter, still using the olpc initramfs, dies because upstart 0.5 still
> doesn't know how to run as non-pid-1. olpc4's upstart-0.3.9 has a patch which
> implements this feature.)

I've ported the patch to upstart's bzr trunk (it applies cleanly to
0.5.0), and scratch-built some rpms:

The patch is here, along with the srpm and spec file:

Of note, I had to add dbus-devel to BuildRequries, as upstart seems
now to need it.  I haven't had a chance to test the rpms, hopefully

Hope this helps :)

>>   > Peter does not have an XO (g...@contrib program extreme slowness!)
>>   > but may be able to help on other issues that surface as the result
>>   > of an available public build...
>>Oh, let's fix that.  Ed, SJ, could one of you take care of sending
>>Peter some XOs ASAP, please?
> Good idea.
> Michael
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