In another thread, we've been discussing the issue that Fedora 12 changed base architecture from i586 to i686. The XO-1 processor (Geode LX) is a i586. Fedora 12 seems to run OK (although I suspect there will be a few broken packages), but Fedora 13 is more obviously broken (for a start, glibc doesn't work).
The approach we've been musing about is modifying the kernel to fill in the gaps, where the Geode does not support a particular i686 instruction we can emulate it. (unfortunately this kernel-side project is a bit slow moving, although we could find some resources to boost it maybe) I just thought of another option that we could consider looking at, once we've finished off the F11-based release when we're ready to think about moving forward. Fedora's build tools are good and consistent, so we could simply rebuild the parts of Fedora that we use. 1. Do a regular OS build (for i686) The build system outputs a package list, e.g. http://build.laptop.org/10.2.0/os122/os122.packages.txt 2. Download the SRPMs for each package in the list (using "yumdownloader --source" for example) 3. Pass each SRPM to mock, using a modified config which sets config_opts['target_arch'] to i586 4. Take all of mock's output, conveniently compiled for i586, putting the RPMs in a repository 5. Do a build using the i586 repository Comments/suggestions/refinements? Daniel _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel