[oe] RFC: Inclusion of bootloader utilities in task-base
rod at whitby.id.au
Sun Dec 2 11:06:52 CET 2007
Koen Kooi wrote:
> Rod Whitby schreef:
>> Some MACHINE configurations have FEATURES defined for 'uboot' and
>> 'redboot'. It looks like these are intended to identify the bootloader
>> used on that machine.
>> These turn on additions to RDEPENDS in task-base for some bootloader
>> RFC #2: Shouldn't these be RRECOMMENDS unless they are absolutely
>> critical, so that you can ipkg remove them if you don't want them.
> I'm not familiar with the finer points of bootloaders, so I'm not really
> qualified to respond to this, but if the utils are _critical_, they
> should be RDEPENDS in task-boot, not task base.
Agreed. In the case of redboot and apex, they are not that critical.
The redboot util 'fis' is used to reflash fis directory partitions.
The apex util 'apex-env' is used to change the kernel cmdline from userspace.
Dunno about the uboot util package.
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