[LinuxBIOS] PATCH][LAR] Allow user to specify pathnames for create and add

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Thu Jul 12 13:10:09 CEST 2007

* Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> [070712 01:50]:
> --------------------------------------------
> # Filename	    pathname		algorithm
> /root/my.payload    normal/payload	lzma
> ...
> bootblock	    bootblock		-

Do we really need to distinguish between filename and pathname? I don't
understand the difference here, unless it's a copy operation instead of
an archive. Back when we invented lar, we thought about making all
matches via the filename. So I think pathname is an idea to go away from
that fixed mapping again...?

I'd rather define file types rather than pathnames? 

Or is the pathname such a filetype, and the name is just ambiguous?

I like that you can add/exchange a file via the command line, and one needs to
specify all the information in the manifest on the command line, too.
So we should think about what goes in there.


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