[Buildroot] [PATCH 01/15] package: show complete URL for external-deps

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sat Sep 17 07:13:33 UTC 2011

Le Sat, 17 Sep 2011 08:31:04 +0200,
Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org> a écrit :

> Hmm, the uses case for external-deps were:
>  - What files from the dl/ dir do I need to copy over to new machine
> to be able to build this config without internet connectivity?
>  - What files do I need to archive (next to buildroot) to ensure I can
>    rebuild this config in years to come?
> - What files do I need to provide to customers in addition to
> buildroot for GPL compliance?
> For all of those the upstream URL isn't really interesting

Ok. To me this sounds like a strange behaviour for something called
"external-deps", I would have expected to see the *external*
dependencies, i.e what I need from the Internet, besides Buildroot, to
be able to build my system.

> - Perhaps we should fix the svn/bzr/git helpers instead?

What should they show ? The name of the local tarball that has been
created after the svn checkout / git clone ?

And what should we display in the case of a local package (as added by
this patchset) ?


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

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