[Buildroot] [PATCH 1 of 2 v2] infra: introduce suitable-extractor helper function

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 09:02:52 UTC 2013

Hi Thomas,

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Thomas De Schampheleire,
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:50:44 +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
>> > Do you know why we need this $(firstword ...) call here? In all places
>> > in was using directly $(INFLATE$(...)), except in the package
>> > infrastructure where it was doing this firstword additional call.
>> >
>> > It was added by Peter in 2c6390a5d0c01420879e9f23bc89afb19976da4a.
>> It wasn't clear to me when I sent the patch, but I figured it didn't hurt.
>> But now I think I know: the inflate targets originate from the
>> .config, and users can add extra arguments there. In fact, the default
>> for $(ZCAT) is:
>> BR2_ZCAT="gzip -d -c"
>> To check the dependency, we only want to check for 'gzip', but to do
>> the actual inflate, we shouldn't use 'firstword'. So, the patch is
>> wrong, and I will fix it :)
> Ok, makes sense to me now. Indeed this makes the patch wrong :)
> Are you annoyed if I integrate this in -next ? I want to release -rc1
> today, and I think this kind of stuff is a little bit too sensitive to
> be merged now. From your quick feedback on those patches, I have the
> feeling that you wanted it in 2013.08, so I don't want to ruin your
> hope, but I believe it's a bit too late now. What do you think?

It's always nice if patches make it to the upcoming release and not
the one after that :)
But I understand that it's not critical and could have side-effects we
didn't think of, so no problem to put it in -next. I won't hate you
for it ;)

Best regards,

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