[Buildroot] Buildroot maintainer and stable releases

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Jan 8 09:10:16 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lundquist <lists at zelow.no> writes:


 >> When we release a distribution, then all needed packages
 >> in that distribution needs to be mirrored somewhere.

 Thomas> Maybe not just right then but later, yes. The Linux kernel and gcc 
 Thomas> does not have to be a part of this scheme since they are all available
 Thomas> at the source. I guess a few other packages might also be like that.

 Thomas> The other option is to always mirror and use one download source 
 Thomas> for all packages except the ones mentioned above.

I would prefer a backup system like what we have for
Makefile.autotools.in - E.G. try the upstream location first, and only
if that fails go to the mirror.

 Thomas> make source might work but not tested.

It does work, but it ofcourse only downloads the package(-versions)
you are using.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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