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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.


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