[Buildroot] Hiding non-buildable packages

Ulf Samuelsson ulf at atmel.com
Wed Aug 22 22:12:47 UTC 2007

ons 2007-08-22 klockan 23:20 +0200 skrev Bernhard Fischer:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 10:59:24PM +0200, 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.
> You are - for the second time today - tempting me to just apply my
> openssh update which i know may have trouble in some odd places, just
> FYI..

Go ahead, since it is permanently broken.

Implementing the 64 bit math routines in uClibc as an option
depending on if openSSH is built would be the proper thing to do.

- Or put the 64 bit math in the openSSH tree in a lib,

- Or change the computation to 32 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...
> Since the default works fine, if somebody tries hard to shoot themselves
> in the foot, why prevent them from doing so?
> >
> >Much better to hide it from the build, and then let the guy
> >which really wants it to reenable and debug it.
> No. That's not my approach.
> Let defaults work, if you change anything, be prepared to keep all
> parts.

I am not suggesting that the default should change.
The default should still be to show all packages,
but you can, set an option which hides broken packages

Best Regards,
Ulf Samuelsson          mail:   ulf at atmel.com
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