[Buildroot] buildroot snapshot

Mike Sander msander at ripnet.com
Tue Jun 24 04:51:40 UTC 2008

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.


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