qemu & wine experiments on ARM

Martin Langhoff martin at laptop.org
Fri Oct 5 00:59:08 EDT 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Martin Langhoff <martin at laptop.org> wrote:
> Qemu's "user-mode" is a lot more practical. We would need a minimal
> fedora x86 chroot that has wine, and use qemu over that. After a bit
> of googling, I found PRoot, which seems to provide the right glue to
> make qemu's user mode actually usable.
> http://cedric-vincent.github.com/PRoot/
> http://adt.cs.upb.de/quf/quf11/quf2011_13.pdf

proot only offers x86 rpms, so a rebuild for armv7hl/f17 at
http://dev.laptop.org/~martin/proot/ - untested

> For a truly minimal rootfs, mock is likely to be more useful than livecd-tools.

On x86 fedora...

mock -r fedora-17-i386 --init
mock -r fedora-17-i386 --install wine

then tar up /var/lib/mock/fedora-17-i386/root, untar on your XO.

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