Re: Which Debian package contains flashwrite?
On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 08:54:48PM +0000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> That's right. Even aside from the licensing thing, it never really
> seemed worth shipping firmware images as part of Debian. Most people
> just download the file, burn it into flash and then delete it, and you
> can do that just as well with an RPM or tarfile.
> It might be useful to put flashwrite into the nwutil package, though. I
> have an idea that once upon a time it shipped with the kernel-images,
> but that hasn't been the case for a long while.
In the NetWinder Redhat-like distribution, flashwrite is included in the
nettrom RPM package, so that when you install it, it can write itself
to flash automatically.
I intend to do away with flashwrite some day, the firmware will have
the ability to reflash itself. It will be able to get a new image via
local disk, via the network, or a serial link.