[Buildroot] Broken u-boot 2009.x, undeprecate u-boot 2008.10

Hans-Christian Egtvedt hans-christian.egtvedt at atmel.com
Thu Apr 30 06:37:22 UTC 2009

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:28:08 -0300
Thiago A. Corrêa <thiago.correa at gmail.com> wrote:


> >>    Should we deal with 2009.03 and 2009.01 in any special way?
> >> (Drop them, comment as broken JFFS2?)
> >>
> >
> > At least make 2008.10 available, and lets hope 2009.05 can make us
> > dump all the previous ones.
> >
> Done. But I wonder if we should take more steps in this regard. One
> thing is to have packages that don't build, another is a package that
> builds but fails at run time with known upstream bugs. Being the
> bootloader, it could brick boards from unaware users without a JTAGICE
> mkII.

Hmmm, indeed, you are not able to erase and reprogram a new bootloader
either. You could boot Linux and program the bootloader there though.

There is a flash-upgrade [1] tool, but that will only work on AVR32
hooked up to Atmel flash devices.

1: http://avr32linux.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/FlashUpgrade

Best regards,
Hans-Christian Egtvedt

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