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bug#22384: Requirements for an ARM port?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#22384: Requirements for an ARM port?
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:02:40 +0100
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Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> skribis:

> Jookia <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm considering seeing if I can get GuixSD to work on an ARM board of mine. 
>> I'd
>> like to know what the main blockers are that I'll need to pass. From what 
>> I've
>> read and understood, the reason there's no ARM port now is lack of work and
>> reliance on GRUB. Assuming I bootstrap and set up a u-boot package for my
>> specific board, what else would I need to do?
> According to [1] Guix 0.14 provides support for ARMv7.  So I would
> consider this bug fixed.
> [1] https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2017/porting-guixsd-to-armv7/

Indeed.  As the post mentions, GuixSD has not been “ported to ARM” but
rather ported to a specific ARM board—but that’s the way it is.

Thanks for going through the bug backlog!


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