On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 06:28:53PM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
linuxbios - metapackage which draws in all/most other packages
This strikes me as a bad idea since users may get the impression that apt-get install linuxbios would be all that is required to change BIOS.
Ok, maybe another, clearer name. But installing the package should not actively _do_ anything, it should merely provide the required tools.
While that would be very nice at some point I think we may not be there quite yet. Ideally we should be able to programmatically identify which mainboard a system is running on. Is this possible? A fuctury BIOS checksum -> LB target whitelist perhaps?
That might be nice, but I bet it's pretty hard to achieve...
Anyways, I do not want the package to (automatically) flash the BIOS or similar things - that would surely result in distaster...
linuxbios-doc - documentation
Maybe more than one doc package since there are a few different kinds of docs. I'm not familiar with debian package conventions so I don't know what would be best.
One -doc package should suffice. It can contain various types of documentation, that's no problem.
linuxbios-utils - standalone utilities, e.g. romcc, flashrom, ...
This makes sense, but ideally I think each util should be a separate package. Again I don't know how well that fits into debian package convetion.
It'll be several packages already and one for every executable is overkill, IMHO. All utilities from the linuxbios source should be in linuxbios-utils, external utils (lxbios, etc.) can go in extra packages.
Maybe also something like linuxbios-src which contains the rest, and which can be used to compile images(?)
There are no real LB relases yet. Versioning would be done based on snapshot date or svn revision.
Hm, will this change anytime soon? I _could_ base the package on svn checkouts, but basing it on released tarballs would be nicer.