[LEDE-DEV] externalizing package management?

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Wed Jan 11 01:53:30 PST 2017

On 2017-01-11 00:22, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 08:42:25PM +0100, Jo-Philipp Wich wrote:
>> the imagebuilder should support all that already and it likely fills the
>> "powerful desktop tools" part your concept requires.
> i answered that in my other mail already.
> anyway, specifically regarding the existing imagebuilder, i'm not really
> satisfied. it's a big download which is specific to each target, and
> requires pretty much a complete build environment. of course, it's the
> obvious choice to minimize development effort, but as a user i'd expect
> something ... nicer.
> in my understanding, sysupgrade images (and uimages) are a pretty
> uniform archive format, just like the feed packages are. that means that
> a single generic tool should be able to work with all targets, over
> extended periods of time, and would need to support a rather limited
> number of features to accomplish the goal of building images from the
> "regular" image+package downloads that are already available.
sysupgrade images are really not uniform in any way. Different targets
use wildly different formats, sometimes different filesystems as well.

- Felix

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