[Buildroot] Some topics for the Buildroot Developer Day

Shawn J. Goff shawn7400 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 21:44:00 UTC 2011

>    - Keep installing package files in their normal directory, but
>      detect new files and modified files.
>      Pros:
>        no need to change anything in the current package installation
>        procedures.
>      Cons:
>        need to scan the TARGET_DIR, STAGING_DIR and HOST_DIR after
>        every package installation.
>        hard to detect modified/overwritten files, except by storing
>        hashes of installed files.

Would inotify not be suitable for this? You could use it to generate a
list of which files were created/deleted/modified.

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