Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462582
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:07:44 EST
Created attachment 316936 [details]
patch for rawhide
Description of problem:
Don't depend on yaboot on ppc64 arch
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Newly yaboot is built only for ppc. ppc64 users have to use (and they are using) ppc yaboot. Easiest way to fix is no to depend on yaboot on ppc64 arch.
Removing the dep is wrong, though, as we do require that yaboot be installed if you install the ppc64 package.
We used to have a yaboot.ppc64 package which actually contained a 32-bit binary. The source tarball contained a 32-bit libext2fs.a and when we fixed it to use our own build we lost the ability to build the package that way.
One answer is that we should never be doing ppc64-specific livecd stuff anyway - userspace should be 32-bit, and both kernels should be present. That would be created by the 32-bit livecd-tools.
It's occasionally useful to have a 'pure' 64-bit build though, so it might be worth fixing. Can we pull yaboot.ppc into the 64-bit repo? How does x86-64 pull in the (32-bit) bootloader? Does it build an 'x64_64' package which is really 32-bit, like we used to do for yaboot? Maybe we could resurrect that hack, if we find a way to give it a suitable libext2fs.a?
x86_64 pulls in the 32bit bootloader by having an x86_64 grub package which is built with -m32.
There might be a hack to pull the package into the repo, but I suspect jkeating wouldn't really want to go that route :)
please no. As ugly as the x86_64 grub package is, that's the easiest way to do it given how the rest of our infrastructure works.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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