[Buildroot] [PATCH 0 of 3] Add support for local package downloads (file://)

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Mar 15 22:54:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:27:05 +0100
Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com> wrote:

> This patch series add support for file:// URLs for both the package
> infrastructure, as for the BR2_PRIMARY_SITE and BR2_BACKUP_SITE
> options. URLs starting with file:// will be handled by a plain 'cp'
> instead of wget. A new SITE_METHOD 'file' is added. Documentation is
> updated as well.
> Note that this is mainly useful in situations where developers
> working on a project are sharing the same filesystem (e.g. disk,
> NFS, ...), as typically is the case in corporate environments. In
> that case, one may add one or more local project-specific packages,
> and even use a central storage location as 'proxy' for package
> downloads (using BR2_PRIMARY_SITE with a file:// URL).
> Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire
> <thomas.de.schampheleire at gmail.com>

I agree with the principle, I need to do a bit of testing before acking
the patches.

Thanks for this work!

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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