[Buildroot] Project layout : where to put the .config files

Mike Zick minimod at morethan.org
Thu Jan 30 11:39:48 UTC 2014

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:53:58 +0100 (CET)
Jeremy Rosen <jeremy.rosen at openwide.fr> wrote:

> Buildroot is currently in the process of cleanly separating files
> that are generated by buildroot and are throwaway files (in the 
> output directory) from files that are configuration files (the
> BR2_EXTERNAL directory) 

Are you sure of that?

The discussion that I have seen here is that BR2_EXTERNAL tree
is for the "proprietary" files, not just configuration files.

Here "proprietary" is used as a generalization for the
portion of the overall build tree that is not required to be
made public.

This list has already had the discussion over how the .config
files should be considered.
I.E: Are they some of the "required public" files to meet the
requirements of Section 3 of the GPLv2 license.


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