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Bug#626031: debian-kernel-handbook: please support U-Boot format images.


2011/5/8 Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>:
> * Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com> [2011-05-08 12:19]:
>> Machine ID stuff cannot go in kernel package.

> Right.  And that's the reason why I don't understand why you'd want to
> put an uImage into the kernel package.  We just need to take the
> uImage apart again, add the machine ID and generate an uImage again.

OK, I understand that, I did not had such a deep thought on machine ID stuff.
Maybe because I was not thinking it is the general case, do we always
change machine ID?
IIUC, few devices need to change ID, if I am wrong then it is probably
not worth to implement
such behaviour.

> Can you describe what you intend to achieve by shipping the uImage in
> the kernel package?

On device I can do: make uImage && cp arch/arm/boot/uImage /boot/ (more or less)
and it should work. Then I am trying to apt-get install kernel and
have an uImage installed, which
already triggers initramfs and initramfs triggers flash-kernel for
converting initrd.img into U-Boot format
and do all the tweaks we need to do on device. That should probably
work for creating, updating and
deleting kernel package without much hassle.

This proposal is really triggered by aiming to find a solution for

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