Friday, September 7, 2018

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

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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