[Buildroot] Boost integration

Stephan Hoffmann sho at relinux.de
Thu Jan 24 09:18:52 UTC 2013

Am 24.01.2013 10:03, schrieb Willy Lambert:
> 2013/1/24 Stephan Hoffmann <sho at relinux.de>:
>> Am 23.01.2013 18:08, schrieb Willy Lambert:
>>> 2013/1/23 Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org>:
>>>>>>>>> "Willy" == Willy Lambert <lambert.willy at gmail.com> writes:
>> snip
>>>>>>>>>  Willy> I can propose you a patch to be abble to select different version a
>>>>>>>>>  Willy> boost in config menus. But I'm not sure that the current mk can handle
>>>>>>>>>  Willy> other versions.
>>>>>>>>> We normally don't support multiple versions of a package (except for a
>>>>>>>>> few minor exceptions) as that very soon becomes a support headache. Why
>>>>>>>>> would you want more than 1 version?
>>> Because I need boost for another framework, that is not supporting
>>> latest boost versions for now. And mainlining lastest boost support
>>> there is not an option (it is at best a parrallel work to do on my
>>> side, but I can't be on all fires ^^). And even if it compiles, I
>>> don't want to play with versionning incompatibilities beetwen boost
>>> and my framework. I need the 1.42.0 version.
>> Hi,
>> isn't this a perfect use case for the source override feature?
>> Regards
> I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean but "source override
> feature", could you explain this ?
Have a look here: http://free-electrons.com/blog/buildroot-2011-11/

I am afraid it might not be in the documentation yet.

>> Stephan
>>> The idea is not necessarily to maintain all boost versions, but if the
>>> same script can handle several one, it's a pity to just propose the
>>> last one.
>>> Said differently, I have written the part that allow to choose a
>>> version on the model of config files that choose kernels. If you are
>>> interested in them I'll send you a patch. If you think you are Ok with
>>> editing the boost.mk by hand I'll keep my patch locally.
>>>>  Willy> I personnaly put Boost in Packages->Librairies->Boost. It is currently
>>>>  Willy> in a "Other" menu.Don't you think it would be a better place ?
>>>> What would Libraries->Boost contain? Just the single boost package?
>>> yes, but boost is a family of librairies. But anyway I don't really
>>> care about that.
>>>> --
>>>> Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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