[CentOS-devel] CentOS-7 / powerpc BE bring up

Jeffrey Scheel

scheel at us.ibm.com
Fri Sep 11 12:11:20 UTC 2015

centos-devel-bounces at centos.org wrote on 09/11/2015 06:25:40 AM:
> From: Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
> Fabian is putting together a VM ( or 2 if you need more ), for the BE
> bringup. This would be a fedora19 VM.
Thanks, KB.  This is exciting!!!

> We can repeat the same process for LE, s/Ashish/James/ for that. I
> would defer to letting Ashish and James to include other people in the
> process as needed, however - all user accounts MUST be created via the
> bugs.centos.org process, and its important that Fabian is able to
> execute the creation + access ( so its logged and auditable ).
As James can tell you, LE will not be so simple.  It will need to be "from 
scratch" because
of mis-matches between Fedora and CentOS 7 package levels associated with 
the ppc64le enablement and glibc "year zero" for this new architecture. 
But, rest assured
that James has the "recipe" to do this.  Thus, there's MUCH more work on 
the LE side of things.

> does this work for everyone involved here ?
What's the outlook for getting LE VMs so that the this started as well. 
I'm getting lots of
pressure for LE CentOS from customers, partners, and clients.

Perhaps we can get folks who have shown interest in having Power on CentOS 
to post
their preferred architecture here?

> Once we have step-5 in place, we can engage with Jim Perrin, and
> workout the modalities and process of including the effort into the
> CentOS AltArch SIG - which would give us a distro, test, delivery proces
Sounds like a plan.  As they say in U.S. auto-racing events, "Gentlemen, 
start your engines!!!"


Jeffrey J. Scheel
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