Bug#955310: u-boot-tools: update list of architectures in mkimage

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at debian.org
Sun Mar 29 21:33:40 CEST 2020

On 2020-03-29, Chris Dumont wrote:
>    * What led up to the situation?
> read the manpage for mkimage and then used 'mkimage -T -h'
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
>     The output (ellipsized)
>     $ mkimage -T -h
> Invalid image type, supported are:
>         Unknown image type  Unknown image type
>         aisimage         Davinci AIS image
>         atmelimage       ATMEL ROM-Boot Image
>         filesystem       Filesystem Image
>         ...

It appears the recommendation from mkimage help output is to use
"mkimage -T list" now.

It seems like this should be changed to "-T list" in the manpage.

There are several other options -A, -O and -C that also should probably
be updated, but those options need an updated to the code as well, as
they output the usage information in addition to listing the available
Architecture/Os/Compression types:

  $ mkimage -A list
  Invalid architecture, supported are:
          Unknown architecture  Unknown architecture
          Unknown architecture  Unknown architecture
          alpha            Alpha
          arc              ARC
          arm              ARM
          arm64            AArch64
          x86_64           AMD x86_64
          xtensa           Xtensa
  Error: Invalid architecture
  Usage: mkimage -l image
            -l ==> list image header information
         mkimage [-x] -A arch -O os -T type -C comp -a addr -e ep -n name
         -d data_file[:data_file...] image
            -A ==> set architecture to 'arch'
            -i => input filename for ramdisk file
  Signing / verified boot not supported (CONFIG_FIT_SIGNATURE undefined)
         mkimage -V ==> print version information and exit
  Use '-T list' to see a list of available image types

Using "mkimage -T list" just displays the list of image types, from what
I can tell, which seems more-or-less fine.

I haven't tested anything newer than 2020.04~rc2, so there may be newer
fixes upstream...

live well,
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