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From: John Grzesiak (johngpcrd.net)
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 11:04:11 CST
I will load up one of my rawhide machines with the devel over the next
see what I can do. I will let you know if I can help at that point.
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Quoting Oliver Falk <oliverlinux-kernel.at>:
> On 12/03/2007 03:09 AM, Jay Estabrook wrote:
>> Since it's too late (or maybe too early :-) for Oliver to pop up,
>> I'll just say that it (F-8 for Alpha) is getting pretty close to
>> having something to beta test.
> Oh well. I saw that mail, but yes, it was a bit late for me :-)
>> Oliver's made a test ISO - not a lot on it, but it DOES create a
>> working system, with a few workarounds during install AND after.
>> Once installed, there's already a repository of over 7000 RPMS
>> that are pretty close to what was released for F-8 on other arches.
> Actual status: http://buildsys.zero42.at/status/
> There *are* still a lot of issues... Any help is appreciated!
>> As usual, there a LOT of work having to be done to anaconda, which
>> is not easy to debug, and is consuming a lot of Oliver's spare time
>> (he does have a real job :-).
> Oh yes. I do! :-) That's why I'm very thankful for any help. Jay does
> the X stuff that I cannot do since all my alphas are headless.
> However. I would really need more people who have (strong) C/C++
> knowledge and might be able to fix compilation issues; There are all
> kind of 'em :-(
>> We're currently running GCC 4.1.2-32 and GLIBC 2.6.90-21, but that
>> may change slightly before we're done.
> Yes, gcc 4.1.2-34 is currently working on the testsuite and will
> probably finish today. However. -35 is already pushed and needs to be
> glibc 2.7 is also pushed, but shows a lot of compilation problems :-(
> But this is a *must*.
>> I'm hoping with the updated compiler toolchain, that once we have
>> a beta ready we can get a LOT of help with things we've not been
>> able to get to, like OOo and JAVA and such.
> Oh yes. Java's currently broken and I haven't figured out yet why. I
> guess it's some gcc & eclipse incompatibility....
>> That's where YOU folks come into the picture... :-)
> Yes. Yes. Yes.
> Please. If you have a spare machine and spare time. Install the latest
> -devel. Update and try to compile these:
> If you're able to fix, please report at http://bugzilla.redhat.com
> (Product: Fedora, Version: 8, Hardware: alpha) - if can CC: me in the
> reports that would be fine.
>> I'll let Oliver take it from here...
> Thx Jay.
>> Jon_norstog wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 17:00 -0500, bob smith wrote:
>>>> The message from 6/21, cited below, had kept me very quiet for about 6
>>>> I check every once in a bit to see if there is a release for alpha.
>>>> I see the release of F8,
>>>> in nov 07, but I don't see a release for alpha.
>>>> Is there a status update? has the mail list burped and I missed the
>>>> last list note I have, other than the usual mailman note, is the
>>>> lm-sensers on a ds20 note
>>>> of 11/29. So, I think I am geting the feeds.
>>>> thanks for any update info!
> There isn't a real release yet. But there's some kind of rawhide iso:
> Jay will provide me with a list of TODOs to get a working system from
> the currently broken anaconda; Jay would you please be so kind? I can
> then put it on http://buildsys.zero42.at.
>>> You are not the only one waiting. Even more than a new release of
>>> fedora, though, I would like to see Open Office for Alpha, or at least
>>> the tools so I could build it myself.
> Well. If you have AC3 installed you can upgrade to f8, but there are
> incompatibilities with glibc/kernel so this is tricky. You might try to
> install from the iso and fix the installation (something with initrd in
> aboot.conf) afterwards...
> So far. Further questions? Don't hesitate...
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