[Buildroot] svn commit: trunk/buildroot/toolchain/external-toolchain

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 15:45:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 04:55:34PM +0200, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
>>>>>> "Bernhard" == Bernhard Fischer <rep.dot.nop at gmail.com> writes:
> >> So they all put libraries / headers in the same staging_dir? Doesn't
> >> that give problems with packages detecting optional stuff at compile
> >> time that might not be available for a specific variant (E.G. one
> >> variant has expat, and another doesn't - Some configure script checks
> >> for expat and finds it in staging_dir even though it isn't going to be
> >> there at runtime).
> >> 
> >> The same with the packages offering different versions.
> >> 
> >> I think a more common setup would be to install the toolchain
> >> somewhere common (/opt/<whatever>) and then have multiple boards using
> >> the same toolchain/c library but potentially different set of
> >> packages(-versions) and their own staging_dir.
> Bernhard> If i understand correctly what you are talking about then this is
> Bernhard> exactly the purpose of that PROJECT thing, fwiw.

no, Hamish.

>    No, the project stuff is (afaik atleast) just about compiling the
>configurable packages under project_build_* instead of build_*, so you
>can reuse a single working directory / staging_dir for multiple
>projects. It has the same drawbacks as what I listed above.
>It does sound pretty much what Hamish is doing though.


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