Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 844502
qemu package doesn't build qemu-system-ppc(64)
Last modified: 2013-01-09 07:05:49 EST
Description of problem:
The qemu package in Fedora builds various qemu-system-xxx full system emulators but for some obscure reason doesn't build the ppc and ppc64 ones.
This is unfortunate for a couple of reasons:
- qemu-system-ppc64 is a pre-requisite for kvm on ppc64
- It's becoming a useful tool for developers without access to ppc64 server machines to be able to test, especially kernel changes.
Fedora doesn't use the official qemu upstream repository at this stage but uses the qemu-kvm one which at some point was having trouble building non-x86 targets. We have fixed this since then.
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Another pre-req: Bug #841403 so we get the slof firmware binary
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Hi Richard !
I'm aware of this discussion :-) In fact we should post the above link
in bug #841403 (I'll do that now) which I was merely listing as a pre-req
The problem I filed this bug (here, ie 844502) for is the actual building
of qemu-system-ppc(64) itself which we can enable more or less independently of solving the firmware issues (it just won't be usable without the firmware).
To be clear, this bug just needs to add ppc64-softmmu to the target list in the spec file.
And the new SLOF package as a dependency like the vgabios, seabios, etc...
Should be fixed by qemu-1.2-0.2.20120806git3e430569.fc18