On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 05:39:12PM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
It seems there are no packages available at the moment - is this correct?
Yep. But not by design.
I'm not sure it makes sense to have the src/* and targets/* stuff packaged (maybe it does), but some things would be nice, I guess.
For example (quick draft):
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. 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?
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.
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.
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.