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Re: focus for Embedded Debian

On 3/12/06, Nikita V. Youshchenko <yoush@debian.org> wrote:
> > > AFAIK, uboot/redboot/etc generally required
> > > porting/reconfiguration/etc to almost any board they support. Because
> > > of that, binary packages for those are next to useless.
> >
> > What about having them available as -source packages?
> This could be useful only if complete emdebian infrastructure is going to
> be available as debs.

You mean the host tools? If so, that was what I was proposing: have
them available through the Debian repositories (maybe having the
cross-compilers in a separated repository, as Riku has pointed out
they are too big to be on the main repository).

> > maybe even a command similar to make-kpkg can be made available to
> > build .deb's from the sources.
> On embedded systems, bootloader usually lives outside of target filesystem.
> So where are you going to install these debs? :)

Primarily I was thinking about installing it on the host (somewhere at
/usr/share) together with the necessary depedencies to properly flash
it on the target (in the case of u-boot, a TFTP server).

Note that here I'm only talking about the host-side infrastructure.
But maybe this discussion is going OT for this thread :)

Anderson Lizardo
Embedded Linux Lab - 10LE
Nokia Institute of Technology - INdT
Manaus - Brazil

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