[Buildroot] [PATCH 5 of 5] toolchain-external: use host-tar instead of tar to unpack toolchains

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 06:18:19 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 September 2011 12:54:55, Michael S. Zick wrote:
>> That should help keep the build environment sane, with a message
>> to the user if something is too old;
>> And should relieve the maintainers of the task of remembering to
>> "re-correct" the build system someday in the future.
>  How does that help the users who are stuck on RH5?  Buildroot would still not
> work for them (although with a clearer explanation why not), so they'd have to
> implement Thomas's patches after all.

The way I interpreted this was to add a check to dependencies.sh on
the system tar version. If it's too old, we go ahead and build our own
host-tar and use it as $(TAR). If it is recent enough, we don't change
I still need to try that out though.

Best regards,

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