Subject: How to proceed for Linitx/LEX Computech/Infineon Danube ADSL2+ PCI missing files?
Date: Sunday 4th March 2012 19:17:45 UTC (over 6 years ago)
I'd like some advice on how to proceed promptly to resolve some issues I've discovered with an incomplete source-code distribution. In the U.K. I recently purchased from Linitx a PCI ADSL2+ PCI adapter for a gateway server. The device has an embedded Infineon Danube MIPS SoC which communicates with the host via an Ethernet port. The embedded device runs Linux with uclib and many common GPL projects including BusyBox. The retailer supplied a source-code archive when I emailed a request. I've subsequently found that the source-code bundle has two issues: 1. Missing the u-boot 1.0.6 Infineon-specific source-code which as far as I understand from checking the strings is GPL-licensed. 2. The included busybox source fails to build since it is missing an Infineon-specific header file "ifx_config.h" I emailed Linitx regarding (1) and they replied saying they've passed my enquiry to LEX Computech who should contact me directly. I've not received any communications from LEX Computech so far. I understand that Linitx are at the mercy of their supplier and device manufacturer. Today I discovered (2) and have sent another email to Linitx reporting the missing file. Obviously I want to be in a position to build the complete GPL portions of the firmware. My main aim is to add pptpd to the rootfs but I'd also like to be able to update the installed software where necessary. I've been documenting my exploration of the device and provided software at: http://tjworld.net/wiki/Linux/Embedded/Infineon/Danube/ADSL2PCI Any advice would be appreciated.