[Arm-dev] Getting started / Build machines

Karanbir Singh kbsingh at centos.org
Wed Jul 2 09:33:25 UTC 2014


On 07/01/2014 04:22 PM, D.S. Ljungmark wrote:
> Hi,
>    I have a bundle of armv7 machines here and quite some interest in 
> running CentOS7 on them at a point not too far into the future.


> So, given that we have more hardware than sysadmin-time available, but 
> can invest some of our time to this,
>   What can we do to assist / help?

get a fedora19 armv7 repo up locally, write a mock config to point at
it, and then run that mock builder against the centos7 srpms.

> Is anyone helped by access to hardware? If so, we can set up the 
> machines to tftp boot and give development access to them over ssh.

it might be most productive to have you just run the mock setup in a
loop - if you have 20 odd machines running, the entire loop should
finish fairly quickly, and just iteratively keep running till you get a
complete cycle with nothing building. Those buildlogs will then be
interesting to see somewhere, the interim ones might be good to have
archieved off somewhere.

what we tend to do is have every iteration run its output into its own
directorty, eg: c6.99.01 might be a good target number to use for the
first time, then c6.99.02 for the second , and so on.

it it helps,m I can get some mock configs online for you to bootstrap from ?

> Are you more helped by setting up automated build systems? If so, how do 
> I get started (Deployment guide, documentation ,what has to be installed 
> and where do I start would be welcome)

we'd need to do that once we have the code is going to build and work,
till then just mock by hand is most useful.

> Are things in the point where it can already run and work? If so, where 
> do I find binaries / images to use and test with?

there are a few build loops already run, but feel free to start again -
that way you have the complete picture, locally.
- KB

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