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authorAndrey Utkin <>2019-11-25 18:54:39 +0000
committerAndrey Utkin <>2019-12-03 13:32:12 +0000
commit1618c312961d281be9e971e8040d41e6423b2554 (patch)
parentmedia-gfx/inkscape-{1.0_beta1,9999}: removed gnome-base/gnome-vfs (diff)
sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware: don't install device tree blobs
Upstream git repo provides binaries of two natures in a single repository: * boot firmware files; * prebuilt kernel files. boot/*.dtb, boot/overlays/ belong to kernel, not boot firmware. But for historical reasons, these files were installed by sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware package rather than sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image, which would be more correct. The problem with this is that users of kernels different than sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image need to install different files into these locations. This means such people have to avoid using sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware package completely. A blocker dependency on old sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image versions is added to protect from a situation when just raspberrypi-firmware is being upgraded, and the machine ends up not having device tree files. Upgrading to a new version may cause a disruption if the user doesn't use sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image but still relies on device tree files installed by raspberrypi-firmware package. This will be dealt with by a news item. A special USE flag for smooth transition of such users is considered an overkill, on presumption that this package is not massively popular. Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.66, Repoman-2.3.16 Signed-off-by: Andrey Utkin <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-firmware-9999.ebuild b/sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-firmware-9999.ebuild
index 4b06dfa4993..e1ebbe9b7e4 100644
--- a/sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-firmware-9999.ebuild
+++ b/sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-firmware-9999.ebuild
@@ -10,6 +10,12 @@ HOMEPAGE=""
LICENSE="GPL-2 raspberrypi-videocore-bin"
+# Temporary safety measure to prevent ending up with a pair of
+# sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image and sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware
+# none of which installed device tree files.
+# Remove when the mentioned version and all older ones are deleted.
if [[ "${PV}" == 9999 ]]; then
inherit git-r3
@@ -45,8 +51,6 @@ src_install() {
insinto /boot
cd boot || die
doins bootcode.bin fixup*.dat start*elf
- doins *.dtb
- doins -r overlays
newins "${FILESDIR}"/${PN}-0_p20130711-config.txt config.txt
newins "${FILESDIR}"/${PN}-0_p20130711-cmdline.txt cmdline.txt
newenvd "${FILESDIR}"/${PN}-0_p20130711-envd 90${PN}