[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] httping: new package

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Jan 19 13:39:51 UTC 2013

On 12/01/13 12:07, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>> >  +	bool "OpenSSL support"
>> >  +	default y
>> >  +	select BR2_PACKAGE_OPENSSL
> Here there is a point that is rather unclear in Buildroot:
>   *) Should each package offer a configuration sub-option to enable
>      features that depend on other packages (like you did on OpenSSL)
>   *) Or should a package automatically enable features if it finds that
>      the dependencies are available? This is generally what we do for
>      packages having an optional dependency on OpenSSL.
> This is to be discussed with other Buildroot developers. Probably we
> need to clarify what the rule is, and then document it.

  +1 on the "needs to be documented".

  But for me the rule is fairly clear: if it doesn't significantly 
increase binary size, then it should be selected automatically if available.

  It would be good to add to the package's help text that "SSL support is 
available if the openssl package (in the Libraries -> Crypto menu) is 


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