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

Aaron Sullivan

aaron.sullivan at rackspace.com
Mon Sep 28 15:02:53 UTC 2015

Awesome.  We're looking forward to giving this a spin on Barreleye.

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From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Fabian Arrotin
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2015 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] CentOS-7 / powerpc LE bring up

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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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