[Buildroot] buildroot snapshot

Mike Sander msander at ripnet.com
Wed Jun 25 01:33:40 UTC 2008


Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
> Mike Sander wrote:
>   
>> Thiago A. Corrêa wrote:
>>     
>>>> I guess I am looking for confirmation that the snapshot contains
>>>> specific versions of packages and patches, and these same ones will
>>>> be used even if the snapshot is run at a later date.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Yes. Although sometimes packages vanish from their download sites for
>>> whatever reason. In that case, you might be forced to bump versions
>>> or update URLs in .mk files. That's unavoidable, unless you
>>> save/mirror your download folder.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Thank You for the confirmation.  Good point about specific bits
>> disappearing.  I'll be sure to archive these.
>>
>> As we move from development to production stability and repeatability
>> become more critical.
>>
>> I have also been thinking about this in the context of "what if one of
>> my development boxes dies?" ... what do I need to do to get back to a
>> working system.
>>     
>
> Backups ;-)
>
>
> If you are using a vanilla buildroot without modifications, you
> can download the  latest svn or you can download a previous version
> of buildroot (read subversion documentation to find out how)
>
> It is highly unlikely that a default configuration will be OK for you.
> You should write down which version of buildroot you are  using,
> and you need to store somewhere the configuration you are using
> and any modifications to the buildroot tree.
>
> Periodically backing up the source tarballs may be helpful.
>
>   
No I'm not using a vanilla buildroot anymore.    Backing up modified 
bits & backing up tarballs... all good ideas.
Thank You for the tips.
Mike
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mike
>>     
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> Best Regards
> Ulf Samuelsson
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