[Buildroot] root.fs tar fails on 2012.11 and 2013.x from today

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Thu Jan 24 06:44:56 UTC 2013

On 01/21/13 20:41, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
>>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>  writes:
>   Thomas>  Dear Nigel Sollars,
>   Thomas>  On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:26:41 -0500, Nigel Sollars wrote:
>   >>  Oh I see what your saying, basically the rule is dont use an older
>   >>  config.  I am guess that manually changing the config to the new
>   >>  location in this instance, would be good enough for now..
>   Thomas>  No, the rule is more "we should not break existing configurations". But
>   Thomas>  sometimes we do, unfortunately. And in many cases, I am the one
>   Thomas>  responsible for those changes that create incompatibility with existing
>   Thomas>  configurations.
>   Thomas>  Arnout recently added a "legacy" mechanism that should, in the
>   Thomas>  future, help in making such changes less painful.
> Indeed. It's not perfect, but we do try. I can also recommend to use the
> 'make savedefconfig' feature to create a minimalistic defconfig file
> rather than the full explicit .config, as you will then automatically
> pick up the new defaults for stuff you haven't changed anyway.

  Unfortunately, the defconfig forgets about options that you want 
explicitly at their default value but for which the default has changed. 
BR2_KERNEL_HEADERS_xxx comes to mind.

  But there's absolutely no way to solve that, except by rewriting Kconfig...


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