On 8 Jul 2013 02:01, "Jochen De Smet" <jochen.arm(a)leahnim.org> wrote:
On 7/7/2013 14:39, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
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> Jochen De Smet <jochen.arm(a)leahnim.org> wrote:
>> PS: Is there a generic armv5tel root fs for F19 anywhere? Don't see a
>> link on the wiki yet.
> software floating point support was dropped in Fedora 19. which means
> no more armv5tel rpms post f18's life.
Too bad, armv5tel doesn't seem that old yet. But I guess things are just
in the arm world right now.
Anything not ARMv7 (basically Cortex-A* and yes I've radically generalised
that definition) has been EOLed by ARM. The only v5 platforms we ever
supported was the Kirkwood (we briefly supported versatile as a qemu guest
before moving to versatile express) and that only supports ddr1 memory
which is now expensive and ARM made the Cortex-A5 platform which basically
covered the last power/price window that Kirkwood covered so ARMv5 was a
lot of work for diminishing return and users.
> tarballs are broken for root filesystems and will never be
> fedora again.
This looks like it'll be a pain in the ass though. Are there any
without a removable media ? Don't immediately see any on the
page of the
Tar balls cause a number of problems because if not used properly you lost
all the special bits like xattr which are now used by a number of core
dependences of the OS which made it problematic when trying to support
newbies over IRC etc.
You can do a net boot using uboot and kickstart install and that's been
tested for calxeda at least I believe. I think it might be a bit
problematic specifying a dtb for boot but I'm not sure of the details.
For tablet style services there's been discussing means of injecting the
image like you'd flash a new version of android but if someone is actually
working on that I'm not aware of it.