On Jan 17, 2008 6:48 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Jan 17, 2008 2:40 PM, Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh(a)wantstofly.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 09:23:10AM +0100, Oliver Falk wrote:
> > > We are proud to announce the availability of a(n unofficial)
> > > Fedora 8 package repository for the ARM architecture.
> > >
> > > The package repository has been built for ARMv5 EABI, soft-float,
> > > little endian. The majority of the important and frequently used
> > > Fedora packages have been built for ARM.
> > >
> > > The Fedora/ARM architecture wiki page has more info:
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM
> > >
> > > The easiest way to start using Fedora 8/ARM is to download the
> > > prebuilt root filesystem, which can be booted in QEMU, or chroot'ed
> > > into or booted from on any ARMv5 or later processor running in little
> > > endian mode. Additional packages can be installed by using yum,
> > > which is provided in the filesystem.
> > >
> > > A HOWTO which describes getting Fedora/ARM running in QEMU is here:
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/HowToQemu
> > >
> > > There currently are a handful of known issues, which are described at:
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/TODO
> > >
> > > Please help us by using the Fedora/ARM port and reporting any issues
> > > you run into so that we can fix them.
> > I should have bought something else/bigger than my WRT54, I guess :-)
> Isn't the WRT54 MIPS based with 4M of RAM or so? :)
Yes I think so. They're Broadcom chips which I'm pretty sure uses a MIPS32 core.
But on the other hand my Dlink DNS-323 is a 500Hmz Marvell ARM chip. A
storage Fedora sub distro would be cool.
Creating a storage sub-distro would be relatively easy if you restrict
to just taking a subset of packages, and not worry about breaking
dependencies (or using other tricks to bring footprint at a reasonable
You could create it yourself by using the pre-built root file system
on QEMU and the adding/removing packages as appropriate.
Of course, one would also need kernel packages for each of the devices
If you are more interested in a small footprint, embedded distro based
on Fedora for NAS (and other kind of devices such as wireless AP's,
home gateways, and such), then that is more work. We have done work in
that area, and would like to release it to the community soon. But,
keep in mind that, at that point, it can not be called Fedora. If
anyone is interested in that effort, then let us know, as that will
motivate us to get stuff out sooner rather than later.