[Buildroot] Still no answer for a contribution made in March

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Thu Jun 12 19:26:16 UTC 2008

> Ulf> In August I think there will be time for implementation,
> Ulf> but we could discuss the underlying architecture before that.
> Yes.

How about this as a starting point?
The user can choose to define a "distribution" inside menuconfig.
There are a number of "known" distributions, which can be checked
for selection, or the user can supply free text.

The distribution is used to select a file containing package versions.


Any version defined here, will override the version number inside
the package makefile fragment.

All packages where this is supported, should have the patches named

There should be a makefile targer to generate such version files.

As long as the package makefile does not change, you can easily 
bump package version with this method.

A user can edit a file if the default is not OK.

Best Regards
Ulf Samuelsson

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