XO Fedora 22 Beta work
samuel at greenfeld.org
Sat Apr 25 18:51:58 EDT 2015
James and I looked a bit into the systemd issue last night & discovered the
same. This was discussed at
A solution to solve this may be tricky. Currently no one may be available
to look into getting newer Linux kernels working on XOs. And if a newer
kernel was tweaked for XOs and brought in, extensive testing against
multiple XO models & variants (wireless cards/cameras/memory chips/etc.)
would be required.
Bringing in an older systemd with userspace firmware loading support might
be easier in the short term, but could break RPMs dependent on newer
I don't know what resources OLPC has internally at the moment, but this may
be beyond what part-time volunteers can do, especially if support is
desired for XO models which OLPC no longer sells.
On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us> wrote:
> On Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:36:49 PM Peter Robinson wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:10 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org>
> > > At James' suggestion I looked a bit into a Fedora 22 beta build. I
> > > 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 xorg-x11-drv-keyboard and -mouse have been replaced by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
> > devel@
> > > 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
> > > 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.
> with Fedora.NEXT we may be able to look at making OLPC builds be an
> part of Fedora, tirckiest bit I think would be the kernel. Long term I
> it would be good for both OLPC and Fedora for this to happen.
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