[Buildroot] PATCH/RFC: Move all project specific files into the output directory

Lionel Landwerlin llandwerlin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 12:09:24 UTC 2010

This was missing, great !
The kernel is able to put all generated files outside of its source tree, it
might be possible here too.


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Will Wagner <will_wagner at carallon.com>wrote:

> Currently buildroot places most files generated by the build in the output
> directory (which can be overriden with O=). However a number of files remain
> within the buildroot tree.
> These are:
> .auto.deps (incidentally this no longer seems to be used)
> .config
> .config.cmd
> .config.old
> package/config/buildroot-config (which then gets copied into output/build)
> This is a problem if you want to use the same buildroot directory to build
> two different targets to locations elsewhere in the filesystem with O=
> The patch modifies config and the top level Makefile so that all files
> reside in the output folder.
> Is anyone interested in getting this merged? All feedback welcome, let me
> know if the patch needs more work.
> Will
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