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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Can we please get ARM builds for 11.3+1?
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:34:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <201006302134.06268.adrian@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 30 June 2010 19:02:25 Martin Mohring wrote:

I am one of the MeeGo guys you mentioned. Jan-Simon and me did the cross
compile solution for ARM already with openSUSE 11.2.

So it was exactly vice versa: we implemented cross build first for
openSUSE 11.2 and then to MeeGo.

What we need to reenable it is someone needs to bring it back to work on
openSUSE. That means: changing packages.

Jan-Simon had done before 11.2 a lot of work so that ca. 1000 of the
Factory packages build and a base system for ARM boots.

But in the end, it was the amount of work to get a real, working, tested
ARM version why it was never finished.

Everybody who is interested to get openSUSE on Arm can start to get the Base
project building form ARM.

If we have this fixed and merged the fixes to Factory, we can enable Arm there
and handle possible load problems via dispatcher priorizations.

Alternative is to create a clone project (easy with project links these days)
and build a Arm-Factory first in another project to be able to change stuff
without the need to submit it to factory. Has the disadvantage that stuff might
not get merged though.



Stephan Kleine wrote:
Hi all,

I today asked $topic during the project meeting and it was suggested to
discuss this on this list.

So, question is, can we get ARM builds for 11.3+1 and what is currently
missing to get this done.

Someone correct me if I am wrong but iirc ARM can already get build on OBS
it needs cross compilation which seriously slows things down. OTOH the
folks use it happily for their purposes which includes ARM.

So, from the top of my head:

1. am I correct that OBS is already able to build for ARM but it is slow
to cross compilation being needed?
2. What is possible to speed that up - e.g. how do the Meego folks do this?
3. Weren't it an option to exclude "big" packages (e.g. OpenOffice stack)
just build those once in a while - e.g. for milestones?
4. What other problems do you see with creating openSUSE builds for ARM
that I
forgot to mention here?



Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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