[Buildroot] [PATCH] linux: add option to get sources from custom directory

Richard Braun rbraun at sceen.net
Thu Feb 14 14:32:37 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 06:40:23PM +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 12/12/12 11:14, Richard Braun wrote:
> >On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:54:18AM +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> >>On the other side, Linux, and bootloaders, are kind of special packages
> >>in that very often people will have to work on them, and making this
> >>easier might be useful.
> >
> >The fact that the kernel is clearly separate from the other packages in
> >menuconfig, and that it already provides several ways of fetching the
> >source makes it hard for most people to think of the override mechanism.
> >On the other hand, the fact that it's handled almost like any other
> >package makes this hack extremely easy and safe to implement. I don't
> >see a reason not to provide this fetching method if the others aren't
> >also reconsidered (otherwise I wouldn't have bothered sending it
> >anyway).
>  I agree. I think that if we provide several methods of downloading
> in the menuconfig, then all SITE_METHODs should ideally be
> supported. In particular svn is probably also of interest to some
> people.


Richard Braun

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