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Subject: Re: mkamsboot considered harmful

Re: mkamsboot considered harmful

From: Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:04:44 +0200

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Le Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:42:00 -0500,
Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com> a écrit :

> Rafaël Carré wrote:
> > So I wonder : is the disadvantage of refusing to patch recently
> > released OFs worth the advantage of using only tested OFs ?
> >
> > Right now I tend to think that no, we should accept just any OF.
> >
> >
> Could we possibly keep a list of known OFs on the website, and have
> RBUtil update its list? Then we have a compromise situation - it
> still refuses to patch unknown OF versions, but we can update it
> without having to recompile RBUtil.

Very good idea

The list of OFs could be even removed from RBUtil and exclusively
downloaded, and I don't think that this would add much complexity to
RBUtil.

> Given the number and range of crazy things users did to the
> portalplayer Sansas, I think the odds are relatively high you'll get
> users with bricked players if you don't take every precaution you can
> think of.
>
> It's probably reasonable to have the standalone version of mkamsboot
> have a -force command-line switch that allows it to patch unknown OF
> versions if that's really wanted, but I think that sort of thing
> should definitely be kept out of RBUtil.

Agreed

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Rafaël Carré
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Received on 2009-06-04


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