[aur-general] Merge syslinux-bios-elflink-git and syslinux-efi-git into syslinux-firmware-git
alucryd at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 05:39:16 EDT 2013
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Keshav Padram <the.ridikulus.rat at gmail.com
> On 28 June 2013 21:10, Maxime GAUDUIN <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Keshav Padram
> > <the.ridikulus.rat at gmail.com>wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > Please merge syslinux-bios-elflink-git  and syslinux-efi-git 
> > > into syslinux-firmware-git . Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/syslinux-bios-elflink-git/
> > > : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/syslinux-efi-git/
> > > : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/syslinux-firmware-git/
> > >
> > > Best Regards.
> > >
> > > Keshav Padram
> > >
> > Merged.
> > What is the difference between the firmware and master branches?
> > Unless differences are huge, seems to me that the syslinux-git package
> > an optional branch tag (using the new source array for vcs packages)
> > suffice.
> The differences are huge. The master branch contains code for syslinux 4.XX
> (which is in maintenance mode). The elflink branch contains code for
> syslinux 5.XX which changed the internal structure of syslinux to use ELF
> modules in preparation for EFI support in 6.XX . The firmware branch
> contains syslinux 6.XX code which introduces EFI support and contains is
> written on top of elflink branch. The new syslinux-firmware-git pkg now
> contains both bios and efi modules built from firmware branch (as the name
> implies), even for bios modules as the code form elfink branch is anyway
> part of firmware branch.
I see, thx for the explanation! You might want to update your PKGBUILD for
pacman 4.1 then, see
a good overview on how to do it.
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