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ARM – Pi to Kernel 3.13.2… Pidora 19 Woes.. Odroid to Fedora 20.. — 7 Comments

  1. Both the Pidora 19 and 20 repos appear to be getting populated now.

    http://pidora.ca/pidora/releases/
    http://japan.proximity.on.ca/kojifiles/

    Dealing with an opaque development process when you’re used to an open development process can be annoying, but it doesn’t mean that development has stalled. Android is a good example of this; we get nothing until Google dumps a release for public consumption. It’d be nice if everyone followed the Fedora / Red Hat / Debian way, but there’s no requirement for them to do so.

    I was considering trying a Pidora 18 to Pidora 20 yum upgrade (the way I do our x86/x86_64 systems) on a virtual machine. If that goes well, I’ll do my Raspberry Pi (which currently has a ‘production’ roll).

    • Well.. I’ve been using Red Hat / Fedora since 1997, and I would love to see an up-to-date Fedora on the Pi… Unfortunately the updates for Pidora 19 (which I’ve been running since the ‘alpha’ release) have been almost non-existent, and the wiki still refers to Pidora 18, and hasn’t been updated for some considerable time…

      I have tried using yum to upgrade to Pidora 20, but – so far – nothing happens.. I have actually been reduced to ‘rpmbuild –rebuild’ing some packages, just to get compatible versions, or for apps that hadn’t been ‘ported’ yet..

      I had better luck with my armv7 Odriod, and used yum to update that from Fedora 19 to Fedora 20 with no problems.. None of this would be a issue, if only there were an armv7 version of the Pi, some time in the future..!

      RG.

  2. I was successfully able to “yum –nogpgcheck –exclude=raspberrypi-kernel distro-sync” to Pidora 19 last night after manually installing the release file:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaceMoneta/posts/WLBDHtqkA34

    It ran for about 18 hours):

    # cat /etc/pidora-release
    Pidora release 19 (Raspberry Pi
    Fedora Remix)

    Five packages (at, cronie, rng-tools, rtkit, usbmuxd) failed to remove the old versions, as indicated by “package-cleanup –dupes” and had to be manually removed with:

    rpm -e –noscripts rng-tools-4-2.fc18.1302271711kf.armv6hl usbmuxd-1.0.8-5.fc18.1302271922kf.armv6hl cronie-1.4.10-1.fc18.armv6hl at-3.1.13-10.fc18.1302272309kf.armv6hl rtkit-0.11-3.fc18.armv6hl

    The rpm database version also changed, so a manual cleanup was needed via:

    rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

    Everything seems to be working fine. I’ll take a backup, then try to upgrade to Pidora 20.

  3. I updated to the latest Pidora 20 release file from koji:

    yum update http://japan.proximity.on.ca/kojifiles/packages/pidora-release/20/5.rpfr20/noarch/pidora-release-20-5.rpfr20.noarch.rpm

    Started an upgrade to Pidora 20 (now called Pidora 2014). I exclude the kernel because I use the 3.13.3 upstream RPI kernel:

    yum –nogpgcheck –exclude=raspberrypi-kernel distro-sync

    Transaction Summary
    ===============================
    Install 3 Packages (+36 Dependent packages)
    Upgrade 779 Packages
    Downgrade 37 Packages

    Total download size: 376 M
    Is this ok [y/d/N]:

    Running now!

    • Many thanks for the info… Shame that this isn’t publicised more… Maybe they will finally update the Wiki entry!

      I’m running the distro-sync etc. now..

      RG.

  4. Robert, If you know of an online procedure to install FC21 on the ODROID U3 and /or XU3 ( I have both),it would be very much appreciated , if you are aware of any sites proving advice please ?

    Thankyou

    Adrian … vk4tux

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