[Buildroot] Hiding non-buildable packages

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 21:25:04 UTC 2007

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 11:17:35PM +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
>On Wednesday 22 August 2007 22:59, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
>> Granted, but do we need it to be perfect?, I think not!
>> I know that openssh does not work due to lack of 64 bit math.
>> I do not think it works for any architecture.
>> Why should every newbie try this out for themseleves,
>> only to find that it does not build...
>> Much better to hide it from the build, and then let the guy
>> which really wants it to reenable and debug it.
>The problem with your suggestion, if I may, is that it becomes quite complex
>to maintain.

Yes, this is nonsense and we will simply not do that but strive to
maximize our working set.

Ulf, that's exactly the reason why -- up until recently -- didn't add
any random package some single person wanted to use. Keep in mind that
*you* have to _actively_ maintain the packages you add, or at least try
to, to the best of your knowledge/time.
>I'd rather have something much simpler, should we do want to add such options:
>    bool

Stiff should work, ideally. The default _has_ to work, about anything
else could be broken anytime. If it's broken, then fix it, if you need
it, else turn it off. That simple.

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