Hey Michal,

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 13:16 +0100, Michal Bachorik wrote:
> Hi Al,
> 
> I finally got to freeipmi porting again (I was on my first vacation this 
> year .. finally :)). I 'd use a bit of your help (if you can spare some 
> time):
> 
> 1. under which license is freeipmi distributed? i fail to spot any 
> mention 'bout licensing

Currently it's under GPLv2.  I should be in the COPYING* files in the
root of the project.

> 2. i am a bit confused about the tarball distribution - it seems to me 
> that it contains only source files and it has to be re-compiled on a 
> end-user machine, right? if yes, see 3.

Currently yes.  The main reasons I (now) do this are:

A) I only have the newest redhat to compile on (currently ia64 and
x86_64, but soon to be only x86_64, no i386) and that's the
redhat/fedora most don't have.

B) freeipmi is in fedora/redhat/bsd ports, so it's better to let them
take care of this issue.  I know it's in some form in debian.  I don't
think it's officially in suse yet.

that said ...

> 3. is there a target that would create a distribution archive containing 
> only all compiled  files (for a certain platform)?

If you're up for building for opensolaris and distributing binaries in
the opensolaris packaging, I'd be glad to support you on this.  I don't
own the ftp server we host the FreeIPMI files on, so I don't know if I
can get you an account.  At worst, if you have a location you can store
them in, I'd be glad to put a pointer on the webpage to point to
opensolaris binaries.

Al

> Thx,
> 
> Michal
> 
> 
> 
> Michal Bachorik - Sun Microsystems - Prague Czech Republic wrote:
> > Great ... I will let you know about the status of the package porting. 
> > It seems that we have couple of boxes with sunbmc driver :-P    .. at 
> > least I have "bmc listed under /dev/bmc". I will let you know about 
> > the progress of testing/porting .. ideally, the package should be 
> > ready for snv_107.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Michal
> >
> > On 10/08/08 22:30, Al Chu wrote:
> >> Hey Michal,
> >>
> >>  
> >>> my effort is to create a OpenSolaris package for freeipmi and make 
> >>> this package available in OpenSolaris package repositories ..
> >>>     
> >>
> >> Cool.
> >>  
> >>> Honestly, the build ran out-of-box (I've just checked out freeipmi 
> >>> from CVS and build it).     
> >>
> >> That's good :-)
> >>
> >>  
> >>> Did you make some adjustments in the code regarding the Solaris OS?
> >>>     
> >>
> >> Yes, the 0.7.0 does have changes for Solaris.  They were all generic
> >> porting issues between *nix systems.  Solaris uses a different number of
> >> arguments to gethostbyname_r, the argp parsing library didn't exist on
> >> solaris, a whole bunch of strXXX() functions weren't on solaris, various
> >> Makefile tweaks for portability, etc.
> >>
> >> The sunbmc driver has not been tested at all in FreeIPMI 0.7.0.  So if
> >> you have a system with that driver, it'd be good to see if FreeIPMI
> >> 0.7.0 implements things correctly.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Al
> >>
> >> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 19:59 +0200, Michal Bachorik wrote:
> >>  
> >>> Hi Al,
> >>>
> >>> no, not at all - I primary work on other task, while porting 
> >>> freeipmi to opensolaris is a side-task (but important). Well, I'd be 
> >>> glad if I can co-operate with you regarding this - my effort is to 
> >>> create a OpenSolaris package for freeipmi and make this package 
> >>> available in OpenSolaris package repositories ..
> >>>
> >>> So far I was able tried to build freeipmi on a OpenSolaris box (as a 
> >>> part of opensolaris build process ..) but I have not tested the 
> >>> functionality. Honestly, the build ran out-of-box (I've just checked 
> >>> out freeipmi from CVS and build it). Did you make some adjustments 
> >>> in the code regarding the Solaris OS?
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>>
> >>> Michal
> >>>
> >>> Al Chu wrote:
> >>>    
> >>>> Hey Michal,
> >>>>
> >>>> I hope you didn't do too much work, I did porting for Solaris in the
> >>>> FreeIPMI 0.7.0 :-)  (hopefully released in a month or so).  You can
> >>>> download the beta off the webpage.
> >>>>
> >>>>        
> >>>>> PRobably I have overlooked something ..
> >>>>>             
> >>>> I did a quick check, and FreeIPMI 0.7.0 does properly "make dist" 
> >>>> on my
> >>>> system (SunOS 5.11).  Maybe you'll want to give it a crack instead?
> >>>>
> >>>> Al
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 11:29 +0200, Michal Bachorik - Sun 
> >>>> Microsystems -
> >>>> Prague Czech Republic wrote:
> >>>>        
> >>>>> Hi guys,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm trying to port freeipmi to OpenSolaris - build is not a 
> >>>>> problem, but I need to transfer the built stuff (ideally some kind 
> >>>>> of installation binaries) to other host to test them. I have tried 
> >>>>> "make dist" and I thought that the produced tarball containsed all 
> >>>>> necessary stuff to just do "make install" on other host, but to my 
> >>>>> surprise it did not.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> PRobably I have overlooked something ..
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Michal
> >>>>> _______________________________________________
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> >>>>>             
> >>>     
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> 
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Albert Chu
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High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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