[Buildroot] [PATCH 4/6] libusb-compat: add host variant

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Oct 3 19:33:43 UTC 2011


On Sunday 02 October 2011 22:29:37, Luca Ceresoli wrote:
> I see many of the packages that have both target and host variant have
> their host dependencies equal to their target package dependencies, plus a
> "host-" prefix added to packages that don't have one on their own.
> 
> For example:
>  > LIBUSB_COMPAT_DEPENDENCIES = host-pkg-config libusb
>  > HOST_LIBUSB_COMPAT_DEPENDENCIES = host-pkg-config host-libusb
> 
> host-pkg-config does not change, libusb becomes host-libusb.
> 
> This is indeed pretty natural.
> 
> Would it be a good idea to define by default HOST_FOO_DEPENDENCIES
> equal to FOO_DEPENDENCIES with suitable subst magic to add "host-" where
> it is not present?

 I had a similar feeling of redundancy with these HOST_FOO_DEPENDENCIES, but 
didn't see how to solve it.

 This is BTW fully orthogonal to the Host Tools menu, so you can start working 
on a patch Luca :-)


 Regards,
 Arnout

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