[Buildroot] Buildroot 2020.02.12 released

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Mon Apr 5 11:59:33 UTC 2021


Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems

Buildroot 2020.02.12 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Buildroot 2020.02.12 is a bugfix release on the previous long term
release, fixing a number of important / security related issues
discovered since the 2020.02.11 release.

Notice that the 2020.02.x series is now end of life unless somebody
steps up to take over maintenance. Please migrate to the 2021.02 series
instead which will be supported until April 2022.

- Dependencies: Explicitly detect and bail out if PATH contains spaces
  or tabs. A number of packages fail to build in such setups, so
  explicitly inform about this.

- utils/scanpypi: Explicitly use python3 for compatibility with packages
  using python3 syntax in setup.py

- support/download: Fix tarball generation (from git/svn repos)
  including symlinks pointing to ./<something>

- Meson: Use correct C++ host compiler (rather than C compiler)

- Security fixes for bind, docker-containerd, git, gnuchess, gnutls,
  grub2, haserl, imagemagick, libcurl, libebml, libglib2, libopenssl,
  lldpd, mariadb, mbedtls, mosquitto, nodejs, openldap, openssh,
  privoxy, prosody, python-aiohttp, python-django, python-lxml,
  python-pyyaml, python3, redis, rpm, screen, sqlcipher, squid, tor,
  upx, wireshark, wolfssl, wpa_supplicant, zstd

- Fixes for download/compilation/runtime/license issues in asterisk,
  batman-adv, dovecot, dovecot-pigeonhole, efivar, fakeroot, irqbalance,
  jasper, kodi, libjpeg, libupnp, libvips, netsnmp, opkg-utils, perl,
  php, protobuf, python-rpi-ws281x, sconeserver, sox, sysvinit,
  transmission, tzdata, uboot, util-linux

For more details, see the CHANGES file:


Users of the affected packages are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -sn 2020.02.11..

    35  Fabrice Fontaine
    17  Peter Korsgaard
    13  Peter Seiderer
    10  Bernd Kuhls
     6  Ryan Barnett
     5  Giulio Benetti
     4  Francois Perrad
     4  Yann E. MORIN
     3  Baruch Siach
     3  Christian Stewart
     3  Michael Vetter
     3  Petr Vorel
     2  Marcin Niestroj
     2  Thomas Petazzoni
     1  Asaf Kahlon
     1  Bert Outtier
     1  Grzegorz Blach
     1  James Hilliard
     1  Jean-pierre Cartal
     1  John Keeping
     1  Jörg Krause
     1  Michael Nosthoff
     1  Nicolas Cavallari
     1  Nicolas Serafini
     1  Nicolas Toromanoff
     1  Romain Naour
     1  Scott Fan
     1  Stefan Sørensen
     1  Thomas De Schampheleire
     1  Titouan Christophe

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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