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Re: Kernel modules in Fedora Extras



On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 18:15 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Am Montag, den 15.05.2006, 10:45 -0400 schrieb Dan Williams: 
> > On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 20:44 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > > Hi All!
> > > 
> > > Just FYI, I took the old kernel-module proposal and reworked the
> > > document a bit and put it in the proper place at:
> > > http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/KernelModules
> > > 
> > > Might sill be a bit rough and the standard and the page still needs some
> > > finetuning. But it's probably a lot better than before.
> > 
> > Is there anything needed from the buildsystem for this?  AFAIK you can
> > already to i686, i586, ppc, and x86_64 kernel modules.
> 
> Well, in and ideal world plague, mock or something else would pass the 
> 
> - version of the latest kernel to the rpmbuild-call via "--define
> kversion foo"
> - all variants (smp, "", xen0, xenU, ...) via "--define kvariants bar
> baz"
> 
> when building the package. That would avoid the hardcoding of those vars
> in the spec file.

I think we can do that in a sane way, yes.

> >   ppc64iseries and
> > ppc64 support isn't there yet though...
> 
> ppc64 would probably require a special builder afaik where *.ppc64 isn't
> excluded? I tried that once -- worked fine.

Well, AFAIK Fedora runs 32-bit on ppc64 except for the kernel and
possibly glibc (?) just like sparc64, so usually we'd exclude all
*.ppc64 from the pull anyway.

Dan



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