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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Can we please get ARM builds for 11.3+1?
  • From: Martin Mohring <martinmohring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 01:39:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C2BD5B8.4020500@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Wednesday 2010-06-30 18:48, Stephan Kleine wrote:

So, from the top of my head:

1. am I correct that OBS is already able to build for ARM but it is
slow due to cross compilation being needed?

2. What is possible to speed that up - e.g. how do the Meego folks do

Using real hardware.

Not needed with the OBS solution. The complete MeeGo or openSUSE ARM
port never saw any real HW before its first boot. That was after the
first build.

3. Weren't it an option to exclude "big" packages (e.g. OpenOffice
stack) and 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?

Some packages do only compile cross because they need more RAM than 2 GB
for building.
Some packages do not compile with cross compilation.
Some cannot be compiled for ARM.

Existence of real hardware.

Find a manufacturer who sells Linux-ready ARM systems that don't
need fiddling.

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