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Re: Updating the installation guide, arm platform support

On Fri, 2014-03-21 at 08:27 +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-03-21 at 02:56 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Kernels and initramfses will be in /boot, as for most Linux
> > distributions.  However, we currently install DTBs in
> > /usr/lib/<package-name>.  Maybe it would be helpful to copy the latest
> > applicable DTB into /boot, on some machines.
> flash-kernel does this for some systems, but you are right that we
> should consider having the kernel packages do it.
> /usr/lib/linux-image-3.10-0.bpo.2-armmp/ is 860K, which I think is
> probably a bit too large to just copy the whole lot over.
> So the problem is how to determine which dtb is needed. The most obvious
> solution would be to subsume a bunch of f-k functionality into the
> kernel packages and offer a debconf prompt for systems which the db
> doesn't know about.

I would much prefer that this is done by a hook script.


Ben Hutchings
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