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Name: Paul Nasrat
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Who ate all the PIEs

Settling in to routine at Red Hat now, and starting to get stuff done. Stumbled across a particularly nasty side affect of PIE and rpm's internal provides generator.

It turns out rpmbuild is adding Provides: basename(/path/to/pie/exec) to the package header. This in turn causes all EVR against that basename (often identical to the package name, or even worse for ppp created pppd which was conflicting with initscripts).

Fix is now in HEAD.

Life resumes

After a brief hiatus of marriage, and honeymoon life is starting to settle down.

I did a few installs this week of FC2 to test out stuff, fairly nice on both my iBook G3 and my new work laptop. I've started to setup the devel repository for JPackage so I can get cracking on the ant 1.6 changes, this will also probably be where things like eclipse 3 milestones will be pushed.

I've spent some time thinking about java depenancy issues for rpm/cojapas, I'm hoping to code something up next week sometime - jython + bcel are my friends.

Meanwhile boto has revised the 8086 gcc target for 3.3.3, this could be fun for ELKS.

World Wide Meeting

I survived what was a very hectic and busy few days. Hopefully I didn't make too big a fool of myself to my new employer :) Lack of eating, combined with tiredness and alcohol is not a good combination.

I didn't spend as much time with katzj and others as I'd expected - but it was good nonetheless. I got to know quite a few of the UK people which was useful - it seems likely I'll be popping up to Cambridge quite regularly.

It was good to find sane voices on the Java front, and the intrest in JPackage looks positive. Tech stuff on hold untill after the wedding...

21 Apr 2004 (updated 22 Apr 2004 at 06:08 UTC) »
It Installs

Last night I successfully did a cold (other than having an AppleBootstrap Part already) install of rawhide onto my iMac DV SE. Here are the gotchas:

  • install in text mode as we don't get correct X setup for macs yet - ie mac text at second yaboot prompt
  • you must be running an anaconda >= 9.92-5
  • Partitioning works other than for mac specific stuff - I just autopartitioned
  • complete install
  • reboot but use the cd again and go into rescue mode - mac rescue
  • I used nfs install so /mnt/source is now the tree - I installed hfsutils - either rpm --root or cp, chroot, rpm will do
  • I ran yabootconfig and edited then ran ybin
  • set default run level to 3 and reboot
  • I manually configure XFree86 (actually I cheated by using ydl's Xautoconfig rebuilt using xorg-foo

For all those keen to go I am pushing my tree courtesy of skvidal to duke:

http://fedora.linux.duke.edu/fedorappc/

Update

Note off the cd you can tell yaboot to boot off the kernel - during install note the following partition numbers - / partition and /boot partition if seperate. Also note the kernel version (check from you mirror)

Boot from CD:

For non-boot cases (where 4 is / partition)

tell yaboot to boot hd:4,/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 root=/dev/hda4

For seperate boot (where 4 is /boot and 6 is /):

tell yaboot to boot hd:4,/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 root=/dev/hda6

Oh and the snapshot is up of the tree that worked.

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