[Buildroot] [PATCH 2/2] toolchain/gdb: fixup version strings

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Oct 5 14:57:53 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Yann" == Yann E MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at anciens.enib.fr> writes:

 Yann> The gdb tarballs have been re-released after a GPL compliance
 Yann> issue was found:
 Yann>   http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb/2011-09/msg00030.html

 Yann> So all versions were re-packaged.

 Yann> In the process, an 'a' was appended to the version strings, and
 Yann> unlike the binutils people, the gdb folks are not inclined in
 Yann> providing legacy symlinks:
 Yann>   http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb/2011-09/msg00036.html

 Yann> So, this patch fixes the issue by renaming version strings. It is to be
 Yann> noted that, although the versions got bumped to include an 'a' at the end,
 Yann> the directory contained in the tarball is still named after the version
 Yann> string without the 'a'. For example:
 Yann>  - old version      : 6.6
 Yann>  - new version      : 6.6a
 Yann>  - tarball name     : gdb-6.6a.tar.bz2
 Yann>  - directory name   : gdb-6.6/

 Yann> In fact, it does not pose any problem for buildroot, as the extract process
 Yann> explicitly mkdirs the directory to extract into, *and* strips the first level
 Yann> of the tree extracted from the tarball.

Committed with minor changes to apply to head + I prefer to not change
the config symbols, only the tarball versions.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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