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

Yegor Yefremov yegorslists at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 24 06:43:58 EDT 2017

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Felix Fietkau <nbd at nbd.name> wrote:
> 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.

Is there any official docu for firmware-tools? So far I've just found
a usage example for RPi [1]

[1] https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/blob/master/target/linux/brcm2708/image/gen_rpi_sdcard_img.sh

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