[Buildroot] [PATCH] barebox: add support for custom version, tarball, git and patch dir

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Sep 23 07:49:14 UTC 2011


Le Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:45:19 +0200,
Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> a écrit :

>  Since I have a separate branch or even repository per project, yes I put them 
> directly into the package directories.  But I realize this is not necessarily 
> the best way to work.

I don't think there "a best way" to work, but I think that for highly
hardware-dependent packages such as bootloaders and kernel, it makes
sense to offer some options to apply additional patches.

Note that this option not only supports a local directory, but also the
URL of a patch, or the URL of a tarball containing patches. This can be
very useful for hardware manufacturers who want to ship a Buildroot
environment with a proper configuration. They can just do a config that
says:

 * Use Linux 3.0
 * Use Linux patches available at
   http://foobar.com/linux-3.0-my-patches.tar.bz2
 * Use U-Boot 2011.09
 * Use U-Boot patches available at
   http://foobar.com/u-boot-2001.09-my-patches.tar.bz2

Thomas
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