[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] Added local directory as soure of kernel code

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Feb 12 21:45:54 UTC 2013

Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:15:38 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:

>   Looks like this is asked for over and over again, so I think it is 
> really worth adding this option. I think this was in fact briefly 
> discussed at the BR Developer Days but I didn't write it down in the 
> report...

I think that I managed to be convinced that for packages for which we
already support a way of configuring the source location (from Git,
from a custom tarball, etc.), it makes sense to also offer an option to
set a local location, even if technically it is redundant with what
<foo>_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR is doing.

So I agree with the approach, as long as we limit it to a few key
packages like the Linux kernel and bootloaders.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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