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Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:53 UTC (Sat) by gidoca (subscriber, #62438)
Parent article: Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

I wonder why they didn't use Gentoo and crossdev to build the stage1. It's really easy to get a toolchain for cross compiling using crossdev and then they could just use emerge to build e.g. the native compiler.


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Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Posted Oct 22, 2011 11:17 UTC (Sat) by juliank (subscriber, #45896) [Link]

Probably because Fedora isn't Gentoo? If you can in someway use your own tools, taking stuff of other distributions would be totally uncool, right?

Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Posted Oct 23, 2011 6:16 UTC (Sun) by jcm (subscriber, #18262) [Link]

It is desirable always to be able to bootstrap yourself. I would like to see us doing it automatically as a distribution requirement in due course, but one thing at a time.

Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Posted Oct 24, 2011 19:07 UTC (Mon) by SiliconSlick (subscriber, #39955) [Link]

"It is desirable always to be able to bootstrap yourself."

Confucius? Sun-Tzu? Plato? Mark Twain? Groucho Marx? Yogi Berra?

If one of them didn't say it, then one of them probably thought it at one point... it's deep. :)

Great set of articles, Jon(s)... thanks for contributing (and editing/publishing) them. Very informative.

Creating a Fedora ARM distribution part 2: Bootstrapping

Posted Oct 30, 2011 6:49 UTC (Sun) by jcm (subscriber, #18262) [Link]

I suppose the only cryptic part of this was that I knew v8 was coming and wanted us to be prepared. So, some of the tasks undertaken in the v7 bootstrap were intentionally aligned with increasing our ability to perform any subsequent bootstrap efforts.


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