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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12 (#2)



>> Hi,
>>
>>    > On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 01:52:26PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>    >> - Build all packages for i686 (this requires cmov)
>>
>>    > This cuts out AMD Geode ...
>>
>> That's not true; Geode has cmov, and should be compatible with gcc's i686.
>
> It does work - I have CentOS 5.3 installed currently on my Geode.
>
> But, it's very hard to install because it appears as a i586 machine.
> CentOS doesn't support i586, so I had to install it on the hard drive
> using another machine.
>
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2552
>
> I guess it's possible there are subtle incompatibilities too, but I
> haven't found them yet.  OpenSSL appears to work OK.

I believe one of the issues is with liboil and the optimisations it
uses. I'm not 100% on the details but I think olpc has seen it,

Peter


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