[Buildroot] Bumping Buildroot environment
arnout at mind.be
Mon Feb 4 22:01:53 UTC 2013
On 04/02/13 19:51, Aditya Rawat wrote:
> Hello, I am just starting out with working on Buildroot and so far its
> been amazing !
> my question was : How could we go about bumping a buildroot environment
> to the most recent one ?
> You see I had been working one a buildroot environment at
> and noticed some of the packages were missing or not there at all as from
> the most recent Buildroot release.
> So I tried doing a "Git merge" of the Buildroot current branch to the
> older buildroot environment at >> https://github.com/j1nx/buildroot-AmLogic
> and it went ahead broke dozen different things.
> Any pointers to update the Buildroot environment the right way ?
> Best Wishes;
Just today we were discussing on the Buildroot Developer Day what a
pity it is that there are so many buildroot forks and that we never hear
from them. So first of all, thank you for joining the list!
Forking a fast-moving project like buildroot, making 615 patches to it
and then expecting it to merge smoothly after two years is a fantasy :-)
Although there are other paths such as rebasing or incremental merges,
in the end you'll just have to resolve the conflicts. But probably many
can be resolved by just checking out the buildroot version ("git checkout
You'll also have to slightly rewrite all your packages, because it is
no longer $(eval $(call AUTOTARGETS,host)) but it's $(eval
For changes you think could be relevant to the buildroot community as a
whole, you could also consider upstreaming them first, so that during the
merge you can just resolve to the buildroot version. For the future, my
advise is to upstream more often (certainly whenever you're touching a
package that already exists in buildroot, and preferably also for new
packages), and to merge more often (for instance every buildroot release).
Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind be
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