[Buildroot] Buildroot 2016.08.1 released
peter at korsgaard.com
Wed Sep 21 21:05:22 UTC 2016
Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems
Buildroot 2016.08.1 is released - Go download it at:
Or get it from Git:
Buildroot 2016.08.1 is a bugfix release, fixing a potential entire root
filesystem removal issue with the external toolchain handling discovered
since the 2016.08 release.
This would trigger if (and only if) the following conditions are met:
- The user has selected a "known toolchain profile", such as a Linaro
toolchain, a Sourcery CodeBench toolchain etc. People using "custom
toolchain profile" are not affected.
- The user has enabled BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PREINSTALLED=y to indicate
that the toolchain is already locally available (as opposed to having
Buildroot download and extract the toolchain)
- The user has left BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PATH empty, because his
toolchain is directly available through the PATH environment variable.
When BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PATH is non-empty, Buildroot will do
something silly (remove the toolchain contents), but that are limited
to the toolchain itself.
When all 3 conditions are met, Buildroot will run "rm -rf /*" due to
TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_INSTALL_DIR being empty.
Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:
1 Peter Korsgaard
1 Thomas Petazzoni
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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