On 7 June 2010 17:58, Peter Robinson <pbrobin...@gmail.com> wrote: >> In this case, the Fedora packages are now unusable, so rebuilding them >> would be needed. I'm not sure that this counts as progressing to >> "rolling our own distro" since the rebuild would be fully automatic, >> and that the end result would only have trivial differences. (unless >> I'm missing something in my untested proposal, it wouldn't require any >> significant change in engineering resources from OLPC's side) > > OK, so what your actually proposing is essentially becoming a > Secondary Arch  of Fedora with some compiler flags to optimise it > for the platforms we need to support? That would be a lot less work > but we'd still need to put a koji builder instance or two in place. > Who will be providing and maintaining that infrastructure?
That would be a lot of work. My suggestion is more simplistic. Look at the package set included in an OLPC build, rebuild them for i586 using mock, and then run a build using that repo. (the process does have its similarities for what would happen for a 2ndary arch, but at a fraction of the scale, with no infra/political overhead) Hopefully none of this will be necessary--nevertheless I thought it would be worthwhile to push an alternative idea out. Daniel _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel