[Tinkerphones] deb-packaging omap-uboot-utils

Andreas Kemnade andreas at kemnade.info
Tue Jan 9 19:20:52 CET 2018


Hi,

On Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:27:24 +0100
"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> > Am 30.12.2017 um 13:07 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am just wondering why there is no debian package of omap-uboot-utils.
> > It contains things like: pserial and pusb to boot an omap board without
> > (or broken) installed software from a host computer.  
> 
> Well, I think there aren't many OMAP users in need of it. Almost all
> boards can easily be unbricked by SD card and there are tons of descriptions.
> 
> pserial has the reputation of being difficult, slow and last resort,
> although that is not true (except slow).
> 
hmm, interesting, If there is such trouble, I usually want to see what is
going on the serial port. So pserial saves me of searching an unused microsd
card.

> > 
> > I have patched that and I am trying to upstream part of them.
> > 
> > But now I am wondering about packaging it. Is there any reason why that
> > is not in debian yet?
> > 
> > So do we want to have it in our local repo?
> > 
> > I am also thinking about having a letux-rescue package depending on that
> > (and including or depending on a proper u-boot version) to be able to
> > fix bootloader stuff and perhaps also boot a debian installer from
> > there.  
> 
> Yes, I can add it if there is demand. I can either include .deb packages
> if you already have them or build from scratch.
> 
First I will wait for upstream integration of my bugfixes.

Regards,
Andreas
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