[Buildroot] How does an offline build work?

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 21:26:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 01:44:56PM -0700, Arun Reddy wrote:

>I am now using Subversion access so I can update the source tree whenever I
>want, but if I were to go back to using the Buildroot snapshot image, will
>doing an offline build "make source" allow me to do a build without
>Buildroot being updated? 

offline has nothing to do with this.

>                         Or is it just a way for all the files, packages,
>etc, to be downloaded first so that I can continue the build in a place
>where I do not have network access?


>Could someone clarify this? The Buildroot documentation doesn't have a
>detailed explanation on how the offline build is supposed to work. Thank

It may not be detailed but answers all you asked above.
$ make help

and read everything (at least below "Miscellaneous:"). Twice. :)
And then, right in the mentioned README the above is documentend


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