[oe] RFC: Inclusion of bootloader utilities in task-base
pmiscml at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 20:27:34 CET 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 12:06:52 PM, you wrote:
> 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.
This raises the question if user should be allowed (far less
required) to change bootloader's standard cmdline as *the normal
course of using distro* (== task-base). So, maybe the 1st choice ("Is
it good idea at all") is worth more attention.
> Dunno about the uboot util package.
> -- Rod
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