Friday, September 7, 2018

[fedora-arm] Re: Fedora 29 new U-Boot/arm-trusted-firmware and Raspberry Pi firmware heads up

Told you I was not skilled at scripts.  I did not get this from what few
comments were in the beginning of the script.

I now understand better.  But...

Why the --refresh in your dnf update example below?

I did a little digging in /boot to see if there is any information on
what uboot SOC is installed.  Did not find one.  It would be great if
the default for this command could determine the proper uboot and
device.  Also perhaps the tag option could be tagged as optional?  Or
some more test about what it means and why most of us will not use it?


On 09/07/2018 09:48 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 1:41 PM Robert Moskowitz <> wrote:
>> Peter,
>> I have scanned update-uboot. I am not really all that skilled at script
>> writing, but I get the drift that you need to provide a koji image name
>> to download and get the uboot directory.
> No, you don't, that's just an option. Generally you do "dnf upgrade
> --refresh" and if a new version of U-Boot rpms get installed you would
> then run something like:
> "update-uboot --target=udoo_neo --media=/dev/mmcblk0"
> of course updating the target and the media/
>> It would seem to be 'cleaner' if the update testing repo had a uboot rpm
>> that could be installed to get all the forthcoming ubbot images? Then
>> dd from there?
> That is exactly what it does.
>> How is one to figure out which koji image to specify?
> You don't, see above.
>> Seems like a great beginning of a great tool.
>> On 09/07/2018 05:32 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> There's a new update headed to testing for Fedora 29. It makes some
>>> adjustments to how we handle a few things, in particular the Raspberry
>>> Pi firmware:
>>> I don't expect anyone to see anything issues in particular especially
>>> for the vast majority of people that just use a SD card or HDD with
>>> their ARM device but there might be some corner cases for people with
>>> slightly more esoteric setups when they upgrade. If anyone sees any
>>> issues please open a bug [1] or reply to this or reach out on
>>> #fedora-arm. The change has been in rawhide for a little while and
>>> I've not seen any fall out there.
>>> Also the new U-Boot will have some slight improvements for those
>>> running AllWinner 64 bit devices as we've moved to the upstream ARM
>>> trusted firmware. It's just a snapshot at the moment but the previous
>>> fork was quite old and had it's issues on certain devices so I expect
>>> this to be an overall win for people there, but again I can't test
>>> everything so if anyone sees issues please reach out.
>>> All please add karma to the above update when you do test it. People
>>> can update U-Boot on a running system with the update-uboot command
>>> with similar syntax to arm-image-installer.
>>> Peter
>>> [1]
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