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

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Sat Sep 17 08:53:23 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:

 >> For all of those the upstream URL isn't really interesting

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

Well, that's what they show, just the downloaded version of it. It is
mainly useful if you use a shared download dir as it will contain a
bunch of unrelated stuff.

I'm not sure if a show-me-what-make-source-would-do target
(E.G. something showing the upstream URLs) would be useful enough to be
worth adding.

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

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


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

That's a good question - The path to the directory perhaps?

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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