[Buildroot] uboot-tools and uboot being separate

Dimitrios Siganos dimitris at siganos.org
Wed Feb 13 17:22:54 UTC 2013

Hi guys,

I have a query regarding uboot and uboot-tools. Currently they are
separate packages.

However, if I am building both the uboot bootloader and the uboot tools
would it not be reasonable to expect to use the same sources for
compiling both? At the moment, I am in a situation where I am building
uboot with one set of files and uboot-tools (e.g. fw_printenv) with another.

Is the recommended solution to point both uboot and uboot-tools to the
same package version and apply the same patches to both? And have two
parallel builds (uboot, uboot-tools) that should be identical?

I have also being thinking along these lines:

1) Edit the uboot-tools makefile to not use its own build directory but
use uboot's build instead (silly idea idea I admit, but you never know...).

2) Edit the uboot package to optionally compile and install the
uboot-tools as well (this seems to me to be the most logical way).

Can I have your feedback?


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