Fedora Desktop on XO

Reuben K. Caron reuben at laptop.org
Tue Jan 6 19:40:07 EST 2009

Peter Robinson wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>>   > I would remove the old fc9 build from the olpc_development repo (or
>>   > even have one for 8.2.0 and one for 9.1.0 so they don't get mixed
>>   > up).  Surely it should be pulling cyrus-sasl from the Fedora repos
>>   > anyway?
>> I've just pushed a patch to pilgrim's joyride branch to switch the
>> baseurl that gets written out in /etc/yum.repos.d/olpc-development.repo
>> from http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/repos/dist-olpc3-devel/ to
>> http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/static-repos/dist-olpc4-build-current/i386/
>> (olpc3 is our 8.2/F9 repo, and olpc4 is the 9.1/F10 repo, so Joyride
>> should have been switched to write out the olpc4 baseurl when we
>> created the new repo.)
>> And, after the change, we don't have depsolving problems any more!
>> Here's the list of packages to be downloaded -- the next question is
>> going to be how to avoid many of these dependencies.  Perhaps instead
>> of trying the groupinstall, we should be hand-picking a smaller base
>> of GNOME packages from this list?
> Well its the list up to the "Installing for dependencies" that is
> explicitly requested, all the below is pulled in for deps. I'm not
> sure how pilgrim builds the list but I think if it uses kickstart like
> the other fedora build systems do you should be able to do a specific
> "-packagename" and its removed from the list.
Does pilgrim (Puritan?) use "kickstart" like files? If so, how? If not, 
why do we not create builds using what seems to be fedora's standard 
build system?
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