[Soc-coordination] week 12 report: improve the debian port mipsel
Arturo Borrero Gonzalez
arturo.borrero.glez at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 08:35:02 UTC 2015
# GSoC 2015 week 12 report: improve the Debian port mipsel
This week I've had involvement in several tasks:
* ioapps 
* lierolibre 
* nim 
* capnproto 
* opencollada 
* gmp-ecm 
* ncl 
Finally, after a month of patience, I was contacted back by upstream
maintainer Jiri Horky.
He is willing to work with me towards a fix, so let see what happens
in following days.
Ping'ed Anibal to upload NMU.
This week I've been working with upstream towards a patch.
After some patch-testing, still no results.
Finally we have a working patch, tested by Dejan Latinovic
<Dejan.Latinovic at imgtec.com> and me.
My previous ICE dissapeared in a sid environment update :-)
Now, I'm just waiting the maintaier to upload the fix and close the
bug #790571 .
Followed up with upstream in their ticket . No patch yet.
I was told the upstream developer I was working with was off-line
We were working closely towards a fix, but still more work is required.
As of 18/Aug he seems on-line again.
No news in bug #789817 . Alastair McKinstry seems busy and can't
give me a hand.
## ci20 board update from wheezy to jessie
I tried to update my ci20 mipsel board from debian wheezy to debian
jessie but I was unsuccessful.
The hard point seems to be the kernel, which is very system-specific.
I tried two main paths:
* keep the default kernel and update just userspace
-> bad option: the default kernel lacks support for jessie's udev.
* update the kernel
-> I was simply unable to download and compile a new kernel in the
ci20 board due to the poor communication
between my network and the github repository. After hours of
slow download the connection hangs. I tried 4-5 times before giving
-> Use other binary kernels from the debian archive (I tried
several mipsel-malta kernels) which
were also very difficult to install due to storage limitations
in the ci20 board.
I have another pending path: try newer debian 7 imanges from the
vendor and pray for the kernel to support jessie's udev.
Arturo Borrero González
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