[PATCH v4 1/4] tools: Separate image types which depend on OpenSSL

Marek Behún marek.behun at nic.cz
Fri Oct 22 16:59:22 CEST 2021

On Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:09:19 +0200
Heinrich Schuchardt <heinrich.schuchardt at canonical.com> wrote:

> On 10/21/21 15:00, Marek Behún wrote:
> > BTW, wouldn't it be enough to simply imply TOOLS_LIBCRYPTO for mvebu
> > platform in Kconfig?
> >   
> We should only use 'imply' for suggested settings and never for hard 
> requirements. TOOLS_LIBCRYPTO already defaults to 'Y'. So implying it 
> for mvebu would be redundant.
> In an OS distribution we only want to ship a single version of mkimage. 
> So it is good to elimate symbol CONFIG_MXS.
> How mkimage is built should not depend on CONFIG_TOOLS_LIBCRYPTO.
> Tom wrote regarding this aspect in 
> https://lists.denx.de/pipermail/u-boot/2021-September/460251.html:
> "if we're building a generically useful tool, we don't want another
> symbol for it."

OK, so mkimage and dumpimage should be always generic and always
support all platforms, that makes sense, since the tools can be
installed as a distribution package.

But I still think it should be possible to cripple these tools if the
developer wants to disable libcrypto due to embedded environment.


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