[Buildroot] [PATCH 6/8] xenomai: add support to keep or remove skins

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Sep 19 08:49:37 UTC 2011

Le Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:24:27 +0200,
Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Maybe it should be clarified somewhere that this only impacts the
> inclusion of the userspace skin library. To be able to use a
> particular skin, you still need to enable it in the kernel
> configuration.

Yes, correct, I'll add that.

> Or maybe it's better to make these options have impact on the linux
> configuration as well ?

I don't like too much having packages that interfere with the kernel
configuration, because it's a nightmare: when iptables is compiled, we
would need to ensure that kernel support is available, same for
xfsprogs, for v4l-utils, for input-tools, etc ?

Our policy has been that the user needs to be aware of what (s)he is
doing, especially when it comes to making sure that the kernel
configuration appropriately matches the requirement of userspace
applications and libraries.


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

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