[Dev] Parabola ARM

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Wed Oct 9 18:28:20 GMT 2013

mono at posteo.de writes:

> Thank you again!
> the deblobbing script found one additional code line that was about
> loading some firmware. so that seems nice. Though, one issue with the
> deblob script is, running on parabola I need to change /usr/bin/python
> to symlink python2 not python3. One more issue with that script I just
> noticed, it seems not to be reliable on detecting firmware which it
> does not know about. One of the patches applied by Archlinux ARM to
> the kernel sources introduces a so-called PM firmware. That is
> obviously a binary blob, by looking at a file consisting of only
> human-nonreadable numberes. I removed that by hand for now. So atm I'd
> think running the deblob script after blindly applying patches is not
> a good idea. Am looking to the patches more close now. Which take me a
> significant amount of time.

yay \o/

> Am still working on this (slowly). Just wanted to share the status :)
> eventually I will report back laters

some tips/questions about parabola arm:

* if we were to use arch arm's repos, do they have a rsync mirror
  available?  current db-sync needs this to sync and remove unfree

* do they have a keyring?

* you can use fullpkg/treepkg from libretools to build [libre] and [pcr]

> btw. I was thinking about storing my current PKGBUILD for a possibly
> resulting linux-libre-am33x package at some parabola repository. Is
> that possible? and how?

you can work on an abslibre.git[^0] clone;  is arch arm introducing many
changes to abs?  like we do in mips64el i mean[^1].

you should come by the irc channel so we can discuss how to become a
parabola hacker if you want to :)

[0]: https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/

[1]: https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre-mips64el.git/
     this is a repo following arch's mainline pkgbuild development where
     we push our changes for the mips port.

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