[Buildroot] User-space packages - Staging_Dir or Target_Dir

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 11:26:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 07:47:59PM -0400, Daniel Frey wrote:
>When constructing my make files for my packages in the package/, what is the
>suggested installation directory, TARGET_DIR or STAGING_DIR?
>Some of the included packages install them to STAGING_DIR.  The
>Documentation on the buildroot website has them installed in the TARGET_DIR.
>Is there a correct way, or preferred way?

Depends :)

Files that go straight to the target have to me installed to the
TARGET_DIR. Intermediate files (prerequisites of stuff that will be on
the target like helper libraries, headers, etc) have to live in
STAGING_DIR. Sometimes only a small fraction of files in the staging_dir
is needed in the real target, so they are copied selectively.


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