XO Fedora 22 Beta work

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 17:36:49 EDT 2015

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:10 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org> wrote:
> At James' suggestion I looked a bit into a Fedora 22 beta build.  I have
> found the following problems so far getting the RPM dependencies worked out:
> olpc-library needs to depend on python-jinja2, not python-jinja.  The
> olpc-library RPM also was removed from Fedora, perhaps due to lack of
> changes & abandonment.

Likely, I didn't even know it existed.

> totem-mozplugin no longer exists and was intentionally removed.  Given
> Firefox supports various media codecs internally this might not be a problem
> for it (apart for vmeta?); but I don't know what webkit-based Browse uses
> for media players.

Gstreamer based as well so I don't see any major issue there except if
vmeta doesn't support gstreamer 1.0

> xorg-x11-drv-keyboard and -mouse have been replaced by
> xorg-x11-drv-libinput.  See
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/LibinputForXorg

Works fine on SoaS, although I think there might be a need to migrate
Control Panel bits, I did send an email about it some time ago to

> 14.1.0 has custom F20 systemd binaries, but I am having trouble finding
> information as to why.  If they have relevant changes they need to be ported
> to F22 if not already present because using the F20 systemd binaries breaks
> all sorts of library dependencies.

The reason is due to changes in firmware loading changes in the kernel
and the fact the XO kernels haven't been rebased to something more
modern than 3.0+

> Patches have been written for the first three that I could submit.
> We need to come up with a clear direction as to what volunteers and/or OLPC
> want & would actually use for updated XO builds.  I only have the time to
> focus on one set of images.

I can help on anything needed that's in Fedora in terms of adding
patches there so you don't need to fork but similarly I don't have
much time.

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