RedSleeve 8.5 / armv6 almost done compiling

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Jacco Ligthart

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Dec 15, 2021, 6:54:25 PM12/15/21
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Hi List,


I was at 80% of building 8.4 when 8.5 was released upstream ...

At that point I made the decision to also shift my attention to 8.5.

Now most has been build an it's time to publish the result.


my proposal is:

1. stop syncing from me to ftp.redsleeve.org

2. move the 'el8' directory on ftp.redsleeve.org to 'el8-armv5' or similar

3. I'll prepare a new sync on my end with 8.5 / armv6

4. start the sync again.


This way we'll archive all the armv5 stuff and do not have too much
overlap between the armv5 and armv6 trees.

Till now I build all of BaseOS (with some exceptions that don't make
sense to build), most of AppStream (almost all 'plain' Appstream and
about half the modules), most of PowerTools (same story) and only the
needed things from Devel.

Still todo are some AppStream modules, "fresh" kernels and root images.


Jacco

Gordan Bobic

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Feb 21, 2022, 1:25:00 PMFeb 21
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Is the new build hard-float or soft-float?
The only ARMv6 device that I can even think of is the original
Raspberry Pi - and that has a FPU.
So I am not sure if there is any point any more in soft-float once
moving past ARMv5.
Additionally, since CentOS seems to be dropping arm32 completely,
there is perhaps a vacuum to fill with ARMv6 hard-float on new builds?

Thoughts?
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Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 22, 2022, 8:45:54 AMFeb 22
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Well if it will work on my Cubieboards....

I do have a Cubie3 (Cubietruck) running RS6 with my handcrafted
mailserver, and it is past time to upgrade.

I was able to have all partitions on my HD, only uboot on the SD card.

I hope I can do this with this current build... ???

Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 23, 2022, 12:18:03 AMFeb 23
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On https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.redsleeve.org/pub/el8/

I am only seeing 8.2?  when might 8.5 be there?  Should I work for now
with 8.2?

On 2/21/22 13:24, Gordan Bobic wrote:

Jacco Ligthart

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Feb 23, 2022, 2:48:41 PMFeb 23
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Hi Gordan,


The new build (8.5) is "-march=armv6 -mfloat-abi=hard -mfpu=vfp"

So yes hardfloat, but not neon. I think this should fit all current
raspberries and also older odroid machines. I now have a odroid HC1 as
buid machine (the XU4 died on me :( )


I was hoping that you could 'archive' the current armv5 items that are
now in the RSEL8 tree.

after that, I can remove them from my server and put the armv6 items there.

This should enable me to make final redsleeve-release packages and then
also working images for raspberries.


Jacco

Jacco Ligthart

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Feb 23, 2022, 2:49:17 PMFeb 23
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this will probably work. I don't see a reason why it should not work. I
do not own such a machine, this will make it difficult for me to make
images or make detailed instructions on how to accomplish this.

If you made this on RSEL 6, I'm confident that RSEL8 will also work for you.


Jacco

Jacco Ligthart

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Feb 23, 2022, 2:52:22 PMFeb 23
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8.5 has finished building, we just need to finalize some infra things.

Do not start on 8.2, that has been compiled for armv5 and will not see
updates

8.5 is compiled for armv6 and is not an upgrade path from 8.2


Jacco

Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 23, 2022, 3:22:23 PMFeb 23
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Great.  I want to use this for a replacement for my DNS servers. Simply
using BIND and Webmin should do it and include DNSSEC that I could never
manage to roll myself.

Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 24, 2022, 8:56:26 AMFeb 24
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What is the prospect of epel?  I need a number of rpms from it for my
mail server.

Gordan Bobic

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Feb 24, 2022, 9:02:06 AMFeb 24
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Probably relatively low at the moment, unless somebody from the
community steps up to maintain such a thing.
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Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 24, 2022, 9:28:00 AMFeb 24
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And that kind of kills RS for my mail server.  I will probably move up
to a RPi4 and Almalinux.

RS on a cubieboard for DNS only.

Gordan Bobic

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Feb 24, 2022, 9:40:11 AMFeb 24
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You should be able to get the fedora SRPMs for the packages you need
add rebuild them yourself. It shouldn't be too difficult if it is only
a few packages and you don't end up in dependency hell.
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