How to deblob linux-sunxi

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Mon Nov 4 03:41:39 UTC 2013

On Oct 28, 2013, Tobias Platen <tobias at> wrote:

> I cloned linux-sunxi from
> As there is no offial release of linux-sunxi I won't be able to use the
> linux-libre scripts. Is there a way to deblob directly from git?

You should be able to run deblob-<kver> (e.g. deblob-3.11, if that's the
major release this tree is based on) within a git checkout tree and get
a deblobbed result.  Depending on how patched the tree is compared with
the upstream pristine release, the script may need adjustments to
complete successfully (--force may work around some errors), but it's
recommended that, after deblobbing, you create a tarball and run e.g.
“deblob-check --use-awk linux-3.11-gnu-sunxi.tar” to check whether any
blobs have been introduced with the changes between upstream and the
sunxi tree, which may in turn require further tweaking of the deblobbing

There are plans to make the deblobbing process smarter, and less
dependent on the exact kernel version, but that hasn't been implemented

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