Alternative option for solving Fedora i686 vs geode problems

Daniel Drake dsd at
Mon Jun 7 18:19:43 EDT 2010

On 7 June 2010 18:33, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> wrote:
> 1) I thought we'd moved away from rolling our own distro due to the
> amount of time and engineering resources it required that OLPC no
> longer had. Has this changed? IE is there an internal thing that has
> changed that hasn't been announced externally?

Depends what you mean by "rolling our own distro". In some respects
OLPC has always rolled its own distro, using its own build tools and
adding custom packages.
>From the other point of view, the majority of packages have come from
Fedora in every release to date, is this really our own distro?

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)

Glad to see some interest in reviving support in future versions of
Fedora, thanks for pointing that out. Fingers crossed.


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