[CentOS-devel] CentOS port to the ARM architecture?

Tue Dec 19 12:34:29 UTC 2006
Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh at wantstofly.org>

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 02:29:34PM +0200, Liviu Damian wrote:

> >So far I have about 80% of Fedora Core 6 built for ARM, and with some
> >minor gcc/glibc patching, it's been working pretty well for me so far.
> >I suspect that the same patches applied to RHEL5 will produce a working
> >version of RHEL5 for ARM without much effort.
> RHEL5 is indeed based on Fedora Core 6, but has many patches and
> improvements.  I'd suggest you to grab RHEL5 Beta 2 (install cd's +
> sources) and start rebuilding

I downloaded the ISO a couple of days ago and will try to start
building stuff soon.

> and removing the Red Hat branding. You can register for a free RHN
> trial account and grab the isos.

IIRC I just grabbed it off their ftp site.

> >I wonder what steps are necessary and what the criteria to become an
> >"official" CentOS arch port, apart from (obviously!) producing a set
> >of RPMS.
> I'm can't give you a certain answer because I'm not a CentOS
> developer, but AFAIK you need to remove all Red Hat logos,
> copywrights, etc and since Red Hat is not supporting the ARM
> architecture, I'm afraid your port will not be as official as you
> wish...

I'm not very interested in doing an official RHEL5 arm port, I'm
interested in porting CentOS 5 (whenever it comes out) to the ARM
architecture and have ARM be an official CentOS arch.