[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/2] genimage support

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Fri Mar 24 05:48:44 EDT 2017

On 2017-03-24 09:50, yegorslists at googlemail.com wrote:
> From: Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists at googlemail.com>
> Some embedded Linux distributions like Buildroot provide genimage as
> a host package, that can be then used to create bootable SD card images
> or complete images for flash devices.
> genimage requires libconfuse, hence the first patch adds this library.
> One question remains. When should genimage be compiled? As it can be
> used for almost any device/architecture I'd suggest to add it to the
> general tools-y target.
To me it does not seem very useful. It doesn't do much by itself other
than create a partition table (for which we have ptgen) and call the
utilities like genext2fs (which we obsoleted and replaced with
make_ext4fs) or the mtd/ubi utilites, while in a way also limiting
control over the command line parameters.

I don't think we should start using this.

- Felix
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