[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/2] omap-u-boot-utils: add new package

Luca Ceresoli luca at lucaceresoli.net
Wed Sep 21 13:00:40 UTC 2011


Thomas,

Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Le Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:53:26 +0200,
> Luca Ceresoli<luca at lucaceresoli.net>  a écrit :
>
>> +config BR2_PACKAGE_HOST_OMAP_U_BOOT_UTILS
>> +	bool "omap-u-boot-utils"
>> +	help
>> +	  U-Boot Utilities for Texas Instrument's OMAP platforms.
>> +	  Say Y if you want these utilities on the development host.
>> +
>> +	  https://github.com/nmenon/omap-u-boot-utils
>
> I continue to disagree with the fact of adding an host utility in the
> Config.in menu, or at least not without a broader discussion about this.
>
> Since we have started to normalize the generation of host packages
> (late 2009/early 2010), we decided that host packages should *not*
> appear in the menuconfig, but that they rather should only be handled
> through make dependencies.

Sorry, I didn't know: I was not closely following the buildroot
development at that time.

 > If we decide to change this decision, we
> need to think about it globally, i.e what we want to do for *all* host
> packages and not only particular cases.
>
> I must admit there are other cases for which being able to show host
> packages to users would be useful. For example, on AT91 platforms,
> there is an host utility called SAM-BA which allows to reflash an AT91
> device through the USB device port. This host utility could be
> conveniently downloaded, extracted and installed into $(HOST_DIR) by
> Buildroot, but we have currently no way of doing this.
>
> Some thing for OpenOCD. Jean-Christophe has recently added support for
> it for the target, but being able to build OpenOCD on the host and
> install it in $(HOST_DIR) would also be useful for those of us who want
> to build ready-to-use development environments with Buildroot.
>
> Anyway, in the mean time, I'm NACKing those patches until a proper
> discussion has taken place, resulting in the definition of a solution
> that works for all host packages.

I understand. I just posted a v2 to have the trivial fixes and
improvements requested so far and stop thinking about them.

I'm going to start a new thread right now to open the discussion.

Luca


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