[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS Debian package.
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Mon Jul 24 19:51:16 CEST 2006
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
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
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
> > 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.
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