[LinuxBIOS] mkelfImage adoption on Debian and Ubuntu

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Jul 30 16:46:36 CEST 2007

On 29/07/07 05:20 +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 12:56:41AM +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> > images that also work for booting Etherboot/Netboot devices based
> > on commercial BIOS.
> This should just be a quick test - but IIRC Etherboot can boot
> mkelfImage output just fine.
> > In the process of packaging mkelfImage, a number of issues related
> > to the upstream tarball came up, which prompted me to contact the
> > people mentioned in AUTHORS
> I think Eric Biederman is the person to talk to.
> > The main issues are a non-pristine upstream 2.7 tarball and a
> > rather convoluted autotools implementation that makes it very
> > difficult to cleanly build this software in a repeatable way.
> Ok. Dunno. I just ./configure && make && make install (or actually
> the equivalent in my Gentoo ebuild) and it's very repeatable for me.
> > I am wondering .. to become the new upstream?
> Could you do it?

This tool is useful enough to us that we should probably ask Eric if we
can bring it over to the lb.o SVN and keep it on life support for a while.


Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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