ARM dropbox repo change
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Sep 6 10:56:29 EDT 2011
> As proposed in the thread titled "11.3.0 ARM repo setup", the dropbox
> setup for ARM is changing to bring it inline with x86, as it moves
> into the 11.3.0 stream.
> This means:
> - The f14-arm dropbox is no longer being included in builds
> - Now that Fedora has an established ARM build system, we will return
> to using the RPM dropboxes for exceptional circumstances only. That
> is, the small quantity of packages that we have that are not in
> Fedora, and the small set of packages that we have forked for
> exceptional reasons. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/RPM_Dropbox
> - If packaging work is needed at the Fedora level, me and Peter can
> take care of that - just ask.
> - The 'f14-xo1.75' dropbox is to be used for anything that is specific
> to the XO-1.75 laptop at the hardware level. The only 2 packages that
> fall into this category are bootfw and kernel.
> - The 'f14' dropbox is to be used for everything else that falls into
> dropbox criteria for XO-1.75, e.g. runin-tests, our trivially-forked
> Sugar package, etc (yes, it is OK to mix arm and x86 packages in the
> same repo, yum does the right thing). Stuff that is mainline Fedora
> (e.g. powerd, olpc-utils) should *not* be put here - it should instead
> be pulled in through Fedora channels.
can you clarify the final point? if a package is in an f14 dropbox,
and it also exists in the fedora repo, what is the result if:
- the dropbox version is the same as the fedora version?
- the dropbox version is newer than the fedora version?
- the dropbox version is older than the fedora version? (but i
hope the answer to this is the obvious "use fedora")
in any case, is a warning generated during the build proces as
to the conflict?
part of my question is this -- if, say, kbdshim needs a quick fix,
it sounds like you're saying there's no point in my putting it in
my dropbox at all. i should test with my own (private) rpm, and
release nothing but the tarball for you or peter to deal with. is
> If people could move their f14-arm packages into the appropriate
> dropbox today that would be much appreciated. If not, I will abuse
> some admin powers and do that on your behalf tomorrow.
> Devel mailing list
> Devel at lists.laptop.org
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
More information about the Devel