[U-Boot-Users] Proposal for patch to configure networkparameters

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Apr 23 01:57:48 CEST 2007

In message <005c01c78528$c4831720$01c4af0a at Glamdring> you wrote:
> > Use a script to auto-install your board. Expect is a great  tool.
> Expect is Linux specific. I want to be able to do things using

No. Expect is based on tcl, and tcl is available for other host
environments, too, including Solaris, HP-UX and Windows.

> tools as simple as Hyperterminal, or even without serial line at all.

AFAIK even HT understands some form of "scripting".

Without serial line, you can  use  one  of  the  other  approaches  I
explained  several  times  during  the  last  two days. They work for
others, and theycould work  for  you,  too,  it  you  tried.  Without
chnages to the code, mind you.

> If  you, like me, dont deliver any boards, then you do not have this 
> problem.

Indeed, it's a SEP instead - Somebody Else's Problem.

> It is the reponsibility of the user of the S/W to ensure that it is
> used in a restricted environment like production or development
> where the MAC address can be selected at random.

Making life easy for you and difficult for the user is  only  one  of
the many possible ways of working. It's not my preferred way.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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