[Buildroot] [PATCH] u-boot: add config option to disable general patches

Markus Heidelberg markus.heidelberg at web.de
Fri Jan 9 15:08:17 UTC 2009


Peter Korsgaard, 09.01.2009:
> >>>>> "Markus" == Markus Heidelberg <markus.heidelberg at web.de> writes:
> 
> Hi,
> 
>  Markus> It's the same as with the Linux kernel: you wouldn't like
>  Markus> patches lying around in Buildroot, which you can't disable
>  Markus> and always get applied.
> 
> I've been pondering about adding a bit of flexibility to the packages
> that often need platform specific handling
> (E.G. Linux/U-Boot). Building upstream versions of those rarely make
> sense for custom boards, so having the option to apply custom patches

Which is available, but only in addition to the general patches lying
around.

> or grabbing the entire tree from other version control system seems
> sensible.

Yes, that would be a possible alternative.

> Grant Likely once sent a patch series adding support for using other
> git trees to the kernel build, that I still need to look into.

I just had a look at it. Some sort of checking for newer commits and
then updating the cloned tree would be nice.

Markus



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