[CentOS-devel] Interest in assisting with the Centos s390 disto

Thu Nov 22 13:51:34 UTC 2007
Hand, Ray <ray.hand at eds.com>

OK, I can install C4 on one of my linux systems.  Where do I go from

I have little to no experience with building the packages or the kernel.
I currently have centos 4.5 on my 2 production systems, and on my other
2 I have one with TAO linux and one with a minimal Debian linux.  
I have done the typical configure, make, make install and used yum but
I'm not sure how to approach an entire distro build.  How do you guys
approach a distrubion build?  Is there some order or methodology in
building one?

Ray Hand

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Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] Interest in assisting with the Centos s390

Dag Wieers wrote:
>> I am interested in assisting with the development of the Centos s390 
>> disto.
>> I do have access to s390 hardware and currently support 4 linux VM 
>> guests.
>> How do I get started.

Is one of those centos-4 ? thats the best place to start. get a minimal
centos-4 install setup. I can then work with your and get the bootstrap
stuff for centos-5 on there. ( I presume its c5 you are interested in
helping with, since c4 is already there ).

> 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
> There is some documentation wrt. Special Interest Groups at:
> 	http://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup
 I am not sure what we would achieve with a SIG at this stage, lets say
when there are 10 people contributing to the s390 effort we can move
away from this mailing list to one dedicated to -devel-s390. howse that

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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