[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] pkg-download: take some more care of <PKG_>VERSION with git

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 10:31:24 UTC 2013


On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Tue,  2 Apr 2013 21:40:08 +0200, Patrick Boettcher wrote:
>> This replaces the one-liner patch I made last week after a comment by
>> Thomas De Schampheleire. (it is now a 5-liner)
>> I added comment to explain why using HEAD is better in the current
>> situation. I did not change the hg-part as it is different to git -
>> after a quick read it won't work at all when VERSION is not set in a
>> packge.
>> Please apply if appropriate and helpful (it is for me).
>> Patrick Boettcher (1):
>>   pkg-download: take some more care of <PKG_>VERSION when METHOD is git
>>  package/pkg-download.mk |    6 +++++-
>>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> Thomas, Arnout, Gustavo, some thoughts about this patch?
> I'm not a big fan of the fact that <pkg>_VERSION would be optional for
> the git site method, but mandatory for the hg site method, but it's not
> really a strong opinion.

As I commented [1] on the original patch [2], I think git and
Mercurial should be treated equally where possible, so the patch as-is
is not yet ok.
Additionally, Arnout correctly noted in [3] that the patch is not
correct in all cases.

[1] http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2013-March/070035.html
[2] http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2013-March/070032.html
[3] http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2013-April/070123.html

Best regards,

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