[CentOS-devel] Interest in assisting with the Centos s390 disto
dag at centos.org
Wed Nov 21 17:40:53 UTC 2007
On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, Hand, Ray wrote:
> I am interested in assisting with the development of the Centos s390
> I do have access to s390 hardware and currently support 4 linux VM
> How do I get started.
Are you already able to rebuild CentOS5 packages in in one of the guests ?
Because from the technical point of view, there is little holding you back
from rebuilding packages for s390.
I do not know what the best way is to go forward and bootstrap a build
environment. Either you could start off from a RHEL5 install, or you could
do a CentOS4 installation, use that to prepare the CentOS5 packages and
environment. And use that to bootstrap a CentOS5 build environment to
rebuild those packages.
Maybe Pasi Pirhonen could help you with the technical details or some
scripts to automate that.
I would promote an s390 SIG that brings together all interested parties
for a CentOS5 s390 build (as well as supporting to older s390 releases).
What we need most is for people to take the lead, help out or organise a
team. I know there has been interest in an s390 build from different
people so no doubt if there is a framework there will be people to join.
There is some documentation wrt. Special Interest Groups at:
but we need a developer to support this initiative. I could do that but I
lack the knowledge that real developers do :) So I think you are better
of talking to one of the developer.
-- dag wieers, dag at centos.org, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
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