Joyide on Fedora 11/rawhide
bobbypowers at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 02:36:07 EST 2009
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Michael Stone <michael at 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:
> 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 (grr at 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.
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