Debian Bug report logs - #466939
RFP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:06:04 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#466939; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:04:19 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>

* Package name    : hex2bin
  Version         : 1.0.6
  Upstream Author : Jacques Pelletier <jpelletier@users.sourceforge.net>
* URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/hex2bin/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary

Converts Motorola and Intel Hex (*.hex or *.ihx) files to binary.


Uwe.
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From: Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org>
To: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>, 466939@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#466939: ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:11:44 +1100
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:04:19AM +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> 
> * Package name    : hex2bin
>   Version         : 1.0.6
>   Upstream Author : Jacques Pelletier <jpelletier@users.sourceforge.net>
> * URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/hex2bin/
> * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
> 
> Converts Motorola and Intel Hex (*.hex or *.ihx) files to binary.

FWIW, you can do this with the srecord package. Despite the name, it reads 
and writes a bunch of hex formats and binary, and can convert between them
and apply various other transformations (address shift, byte swapping)
etc.

Note that I'm not objecting to your ITP, only proposing an existing
solution. hex2bin might be simpler to use, although it could probably be
implemented as a simple wrapper script on-top of srecord, and packaged
with it. You can do a hex to binary conversion with:

srec_cat <infile> -Intel -output <outfile> -Binary


Hamish
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Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>




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From: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>
To: 466939@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#466939: ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:26:44 +0100
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 02:11:44PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:04:19AM +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> > 
> > * Package name    : hex2bin
> >   Version         : 1.0.6
> >   Upstream Author : Jacques Pelletier <jpelletier@users.sourceforge.net>
> > * URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/hex2bin/
> > * License         : GPL
> >   Programming Lang: C
> >   Description     : Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
> > 
> > Converts Motorola and Intel Hex (*.hex or *.ihx) files to binary.
> 
> FWIW, you can do this with the srecord package. Despite the name, it reads 
> and writes a bunch of hex formats and binary, and can convert between them
> and apply various other transformations (address shift, byte swapping)
> etc.
> 
> Note that I'm not objecting to your ITP, only proposing an existing
> solution. hex2bin might be simpler to use, although it could probably be
> implemented as a simple wrapper script on-top of srecord, and packaged
> with it. You can do a hex to binary conversion with:
> 
> srec_cat <infile> -Intel -output <outfile> -Binary

Yep, I'm aware of srecord, but bin2hex is indeed a bit more simple. One
of the reasons why I want to package it is that many (AVR) Makefiles out
there use it to convert *.hex files to *.bin and thus break on Debian
as we don't yet have bin2hex.

Sure, they can be fixed to use srecord, but having hex2bin in the
archive (and not having to modify external scripts/Makefiles) is still
worthwhile, IMO.


Cheers, Uwe.
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Message #20 received at 466939@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Shaun Jackman" <sjackman@gmail.com>
To: "Uwe Hermann" <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>, 466939@bugs.debian.org
Cc: "Hamish Moffatt" <hamish@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#466939: ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 11:11:42 -0800
Similarly to Hamish's comment, I don't object to the ITP, but this
task can be accomplished using the standard binutils objcopy utility;
I use it daily.

objcopy -Iihex -Obinary in.hex out.bin
objcopy -Ibinary -Oihex in.bin out.hex

Cheers,
Shaun

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de> wrote:
> Package: wnpp
>  Severity: wishlist
>  Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
>
>  * Package name    : hex2bin
>   Version         : 1.0.6
>   Upstream Author : Jacques Pelletier <jpelletier@users.sourceforge.net>
>  * URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/hex2bin/
>  * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
>
>  Converts Motorola and Intel Hex (*.hex or *.ihx) files to binary.




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Bug#466939; Package wnpp. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:13:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #25 received at 466939@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 466939@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: hex2bin: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:06:11 +0000
retitle 466939 RFP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
noowner 466939
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of hex2bin back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 18 months.

If you are still interested in adopting hex2bin, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 466939 ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary
 owner 466939 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <466939@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary' from 'ITP: hex2bin -- Converts Motorola and Intel Hex files to binary' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:25:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:25:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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