Hardware pack questions
james.westby at canonical.com
Sat Aug 21 00:37:43 BST 2010
On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:15:31 -0300, Christian Robottom Reis <kiko at canonical.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand your question, though. Are you asking if
> packages could be excluded at hardware-pack install time or at creation
I mean at install time.
The only use case I have seen so far is --no-X. That's fine to support,
we can just mark whether a package is X related in some way, and so
exclude it if necessary.
I would like to know of any other use cases though.
> One thing which is nice about tags is that it's clear what platforms are
> supported in which configurations. So you can look at board X and see
> ah, it has a no-X gstreamer hardware pack, but no X gstreamer pack,
> which means at the moment there's no X acceleration for it.
Using X to mean x.org and an arbitrary board is mighty confusing :-)
Your use case above implies some more tools than are currently in the
spec. How much nicer is it than just seeing which packages are
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