[flashrom] Intel MBD question - ATT: Stefan Tauner

Bernd Blaauw bblaauw at home.nl
Tue Jun 21 16:07:46 CEST 2011

Op 21-6-2011 15:13, Ian Whitfield schreef:
> **I ran the Apt instruction from the Downloads site and it came back 
> and told me I had the latest version loaded.
> So I ran the /flashrom -V instruction and got the following...
> ian at LinuxBox /usr/sbin $ sudo ./flashrom -V
> [sudo] password for ian:
> flashrom v0.9.2-r1028 on Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (i686), built with 
> libpci 3.0.0, GCC 4.4.4, little endian

I think developers in general mean building the source into a binary 
Besides Idwer's DOS-binary [ flashrom.exe , 
http://khepri.coresystems.de/~idwer/flashrom/latest/ ] I'm not aware of 
any binaries/packages with very recent versions of Flashrom program.

The PartedMagic LiveCD (downloadable as ISO from 
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php ) seems to use flashrom revision 1323 
(while yours is 1028).

General issue is that developers like people to report with very recent 
versions instead of outdated bundled versions, due to improvements made 

Your options are 1 or more of below:
* find a new flashrom binary
* find a new flashrom binary package (.deb/.rpm? my Linux knowledge is 
near non-existing) for your distro
* download a tar-file or so, followed by compiling
* check out the source (CVS, SVN, GIT, no idea) followed by compiling 
(preferred by developers).

Ofcourse if flashrom developers have snapshots for download or complete 
binary packages in their own repository it might make life a lot easier.

For now I suggest the PartedMagic liveCD (which isn't very VMware 
friendly unfortunately, but that's offtopic).
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