Alternative option for solving Fedora i686 vs geode problems

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Sat Jun 5 13:44:12 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> On 4 June 2010 21:48, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm at> wrote:
>> If you're planning on doing a repository exclusively for the XO-1, Gentoo is
>> simple to setup and, from what I read on this mailing list, thicks all your
>> boxes:
> I'm a Gentoo fan myself.
> But you're talking about a whole new project here. Packaging all the
> OLPC technologies and packages. Breaking many field-deployed
> processes. etc.
> The steps I outline above will (I believe) result in a usable OLPC OS
> distro similar to what goes out to the field today.
> To use any other OS, a lot more work is needed before you end up
> something which can be used at scale.

Will CentOS still be supporting the older architectures?  It was
previously discussed on the mailing list that it may be easier to
rebase a long term support release, especially for aging hardware, on
a RHEL base and then just manage a repo for the specific packages that
a SUGAR distro really needs.

I can probably throw together a test CentOS image with updated
gstreamer/xorg/olpc-kernel pretty quick.


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