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

Fabian Arrotin

arrfab at centos.org
Fri Sep 25 18:07:03 UTC 2015

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On 25/09/15 17:49, James O'Connor wrote:
>> On Sep 23, 2015, at 11:53 AM, James O'Connor
>> <jpoc at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>> On Sep 18, 2015, at 12:27 PM, James O'Connor
>>> <jpoc at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>> As of last night, the minimal c7.01.01-ppc64le buildroot is
>>> complete and I’m untangling circular dependencies in the CentOS
>>> 7.1.1503 source rpms. I’ve built 700 of 2523 source packages so
>>> 27% complete with this first pass.
>>> Next, I’ll bootstrap java-1.7.0-openjdk and continue to loop
>>> through ppc64le rpm builds with mock. In the next 1-2 weeks, I
>>> should have 95+% of the source packages building for ppc64le.
>>> At which point we can create the first CentOS 7 ppc64le VMs and
>>> rebuild c7.01.02-ppc64le atop CentOS 7 instead of Fedora 21.
>> The latest CentOS 7 ppc64le tally is 1983 of 2523 source packages
>> building or 78% complete. Hit a small snag with the atlas package
>> not building that I didn’t run into before. Thinking it may be
>> due to the single core on the Fedora 21 builder VM. Once atlas
>> builds, the rest the source packages should fall into line in
>> short order. java-1.7.0-openjdk is built as are most of the
>> apache/jpackage/maven stack.
> The atlas pthread build issue was resolved by adding multiple cores
> to the Fedora 21 builder VM. The Centos 7 ppc64le phase1 build is
> 97+% complete. I have built 2460 source packages, over 6400 binary
> rpms and there shouldn’t be any more circular dependencies to
> unwind. We are ready to create the first pass CentOS 7 LE builder
> VMs. There are at least 57 source packages in the 2523 source
> package list that are exclusive to Intel arches.
> If someone on the centos build team would find me on irc or email,
> we could discuss lorax version and configuration to build CentOS 7
> ppc64le builders and tying my c7.01.01-ppc64le repository into a
> more structured build process to generate a c7.01.02-ppc64le
> repository.
> In the meantime, I’ll circle back and help get CentOS 7 ppc64/ppc
> caught up to the same point as ppc64le.
> Thanks -James

As an image talks more than words :

Thanks James for the hard work on ppc64le .. now also time to do the
same for ppc64 :D

Happy Friday !

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