[pkg-fso-maint] please don't include both uImage.bin and vmlinuz-2.6.24-20081103.git7172ec57

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Tue Dec 9 20:40:04 UTC 2008


Am Dienstag, den 09.12.2008, 00:04 +0100 schrieb Luca Capello:
> Hi Jidanni!
> Some comments which should not be considered a flame.
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 03:27:52 +0100, jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
> > Cure: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qi
> >
> > Anyways for Qi the link should be uImage-GTA0[123...].bin and not
> > uImage.bin. So the Debian package should kindly do this too.
> Even without having looked at it yet, I fear Qi because IMHO:
> 1) reinventing the wheel is not the right thing to do
> 2) if you really want point 1, please consider existing installations,
>    which means that requiring uImage-$WHATEVER.bin is a nonsense, as
>    well as not providing a way to specify where the above image is.  At
>    least the latter is how I read
>    http://lists.linuxtogo.org/pipermail/smartphones-userland/2008-December/000692.html
> FWIW, I have not planned to install Qi in the near future, which means
> that someone other should add the support for Qi to the Debian kernel
> package.

I had a different opinion until I noticed how relatively simple it is to
set up Qi (although I haven’t done it yet).

Qi support could be put in a package of it’s own (adding the needed
symlink and the “append”-file), or be added to fso-config-gta02, if

Also, since the installer now supports setting this up, there is no need
for a package and for those who want to add it later, pointing people to
the wiki[1] should be sufficient.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner → „Using your Debian
system“ → Use Qi bootloader

PS: We really need per-section-anchors in the Debian wiki.
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