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* [PATCH] scripts: bareboxenv: add erase hint if build as host-tool
@ 2021-08-06  9:33 Marco Felsch
  2021-08-09 17:56 ` Sascha Hauer
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Marco Felsch @ 2021-08-06  9:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: barebox

The bareboxenv behviour is different if used as host-tool. As host-tool
the erase is skipped which can confuse the user. Add a help note as hot
fix. In the long term we should add the host-tool erase support as well.

Signed-off-by: Marco Felsch <>
 scripts/bareboxenv.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/bareboxenv.c b/scripts/bareboxenv.c
index bdff644335..f1706a5e17 100644
--- a/scripts/bareboxenv.c
+++ b/scripts/bareboxenv.c
@@ -98,6 +98,12 @@ static void usage(char *prgname)
 	printf( "Usage : %s [OPTION] DIRECTORY FILE\n"
 		"Load a barebox environment sector into a directory or\n"
 		"save a directory into a barebox environment sector\n"
+#ifndef __BAREBOX__
+		"\n"
+		"Attention:\n"
+		"Depending on your environment backend storage you need to\n"
+		"erase FILE before you save the new environment.\n"
 		"  -s        save (directory -> environment sector)\n"

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