[Dev] Parabola ARM

mono at posteo.de mono at posteo.de
Sat Sep 7 05:42:31 GMT 2013

Hey Nicolás,

thanks for the hints! it looks my beaglebone black compiled and now runs a new kernel. It applied the archlinuxarm patches to linux-libre-3.8.13. Only a few conflicts had to be resolved by hand. Well, the new patches count some 100,000 lines and I didn't read all of them. How can I make sure they dont'n introduce new blobs? What worries me too, there is no "Missing Free firmware" message in the dmesg output. 

best regards,

On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 02:57:36PM -0300, Nicolás Reynolds wrote:
> mono at posteo.de writes:
> > Hallo,
> >
> > I just want to say here is another one interested in Parabola ARM.  am
> > running Archlinux ARM on a beaglebone black since about two weeks. So,
> > am pretty new to this. I went for this computer because FSF ranks it
> > first in there single-board-computers list. From what FSF writes I
> > understood only some GPU acceleration things need blobs. Well this
> > board runs head-less here anyway and I would like to drop the blobs
> > once I find some time and help. Could I start by dropping blobs from
> > the kernel, maybe using a stript as done by linux-libre
> > (trisquel). How does Parabola creates its kernels?
> cool!  yes, you should start by cloning our abslibre.git repo[0] and try
> to build libre/linux-libre using makepkg.  you will probably want to
> merge it with archarm changes.
> if you like to work on a parabola port we can discuss it here or on the
> irc channel.  at least you and leonardo will hear us rambling about our
> experience porting mips64el ;)
> [0]: https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git
> Leonardo Nc <lenieco at gmail.com> writes:
> > If raspberry pi puts the binary blob on a rom, does it means that never
> > will be possible to free raspberry pi?
> this means it's somewhat acceptable to use it with free software because
> you aren't required to install or distribute binary blobs, since they're
> embedded in the device.
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