[Buildroot] [PATCH] linux custom tarball: automatically detect a change in tarball configuration

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Sep 27 06:18:36 UTC 2011

On Friday 23 September 2011 08:16:09, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> > I agree that their is a minor inconvenience in having the directory
> > always named linux-custom/, but I don't have a good solution in mind.
> The other solution that I implemented in buildroot-2010.11 is to make
> the download step depend on the tarball, instead of on a stamp file.
> Since linux now uses gentargets, this would require a change in the
> whole of gentargets as well.
> Essentially, the .stamp_downloaded file would be no longer needed, and
> the tarball would serve as stamp file.
> Would you prefer such a solution?

 I certainly would.

 I never really understood why the dependencies are between the phony targets 
instead of the stamp files.  Otherwise, I could just touch a stamp file to 
force all subsequent build steps to run.  However, I guess the buildroot 
masters must have their reasons :-)


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