[Buildroot] [PATCH] pkg-infra: limit -reconfigure and -rebuild actions

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Fri Dec 14 13:49:25 UTC 2012

On 22/07/12 20:27, Alex Bradbury wrote:
> On 21 July 2012 17:14, Samuel Martin<s.martin49 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Here, I'll try to sum up what we talked few days ago on the IRC
>> channel, plus give my opinion about this.
>> To be honest, the first time i tried these -reconfigure and -rebuild
>> targets, I was surprised they didn't behave as I would expect from
>> targets named like that, rebuilding not only the package but the
>> images too. So, I keep doing things by hands... though I understand
>> why things were implemented like this.
> I'm a newcomer to buildroot and was surprised by the effect of
> -reconfigure and -rebuild. I'd read about them in the slides from one
> of Tom's talks, and given their description I had assumed they would
> rebuild only the package. Reading the responses here, I can see why it
> is useful to have a target that rebuilds a single package and also
> makes the image (though really, it seems not that hard for the user to
> do another make command to build the image in that case). I would love
> to see a build target with the proposed semantics.

  A colleague of mine (again) made this remark to me today... So, will we
accept this change or not?

  Clearly it changes the behaviour, but I don't expect people will use
-rebuild or -reconfigure in scripts so it shouldn't hurt.

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