[OE-core] [PATCH V2] u-boot-fw-utils: Add support for libubootenv

Stefano Babic sbabic at denx.de
Thu Jan 2 19:47:52 UTC 2020

Hi Adrian,

On 02/01/20 19:30, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 06:52:06PM +0100, Stefano Babic wrote:
>> libubootenv is a replacement for u-boot-fw-utils. It is
>> hardware-independent and provides fw_printenv and fw_setenv tools that
>> are full compatible with the ones provided by U-Boot. A library is
>> provided to access the environment from an own application.
>> License is LGPL-2.1 and this allow to link the library to proprietary
>> code. The user of the tools should install the configuration file
>> "fw_env.config", as he is already used to with u-boot-fw-utils. The
>> configuration file is compatible with u-boot-fw-utils.
>> ...
> Why do we need two implementations of the same in OE-core?
> meta-oe sounds more appropriate to me.

Well, it looks to me more consistent that tools for U-Boot's environment
are grouped together. It seems to me more easy and transparent. I agree
with you if u-boot-fw-utils was in meta-oe/recipes-bsp.

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