[Buildroot] How does an offline build work?
jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Jun 4 21:10:26 UTC 2008
>>>>> "Arun" == Arun Reddy <reddyac at gmail.com> writes:
Arun> I was curious as to how an offline build works. When I first
Arun> starting using Buildroot, I downloaded a snapshot for that
Arun> day. As I used that same snapshot for about a month, I would
Arun> run into different Buildroot issues, which came up whenever new
Arun> changes were implemented. I assumed that whenever I typed
Arun> "make" Buildroot is automatically being updated with those
Arun> changes which could be affecting certain things.
Buildroot itself never gets updated by running make.
Arun> I am now using Subversion access so I can update the source
Arun> tree whenever I want, but if I were to go back to using the
Arun> Buildroot snapshot image, will doing an offline build "make
Arun> source" allow me to do a build without Buildroot being updated?
Arun> Or is it just a way for all the files, packages, etc, to be
Arun> downloaded first so that I can continue the build in a place
Arun> where I do not have network access?
make source downloads the tarballs (E.G. source code) of all the
enabled packages into the download directory (dl by default). It is
indeed meant for offline use, E.G. you connect to the internet and run
make source, and once it is completed you will have all the needed
tarballs in your download directory and you can do the build without
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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