It looks like to successfully use python & pyserial, I need to go to a newer
buildroot release - and thus also move to uboot 1.2 (my verdex came with
uboot 1.1.4). So, before I go and try that this weekend, I have a few
1. In the Buildroot page on the wiki, it says "The current revision MAY NOT
BE BINARY COMPATIBLE with what came on your gumstix. This means that to use
the buildroot toolchain to write programs without reflashing the operating
system, you MUST first determine the version present on your gumstix....
Using a version of buildroot which differs from the version of buildroot
running on your gumstix, may result in segfaults or other errors which have
nothing to do with the program being run."
I am confused by this - I thought that running buildroot on my build machine
built the operating system + all packages, and that when I did the
cp.bcommand in uboot to load my jffs2 file, I WAS reflashing the OS.
Is that not
2. how do I save a copy of the current uboot onto my mmc card? (just in
3. It looks like new development and fixes take place in the trunk, and I
only see one tag applied (version 1.0 - but I don't know which release that
corresponds to). Do you consider the latest code in the trunk to be
"stable" or good for general usage?
4. Any warnings against using 1518 or 1519 on a verdex? (That is what I
downloaded and built last night)
My plan is to load the new uboot on the verdex via mmc and then load the
rebuilt r1519 that includes python & pyserial.
I apologize if the answers are in the wiki and I missed them. Feel free to
flame, but please be gentle. :)