How to deblob linux-sunxi
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Nov 4 03:41:39 UTC 2013
On Oct 28, 2013, Tobias Platen <tobias at platen-software.de> wrote:
> I cloned linux-sunxi from https://github.com/linux-sunxi/linux-sunxi.
> 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
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter http://FSFLA.org/~lxoliva/
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