[Buildroot] [RFC] libedit: start using autotools-based libedit?

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 14:22:03 UTC 2013


The current libedit library in buildroot is downloaded from debian (no
regular homepage) and is a generic package. However, there also exists
another libedit package, that is autotools-based, based on NetBSD
libedit, and still active (latest release of 2013-07-12)

See http://www.thrysoee.dk/editline/

My question is: what do you think about starting to use that version?

I don't have code currently using libedit, so I can't assess whether
both are compatible or not.

The .mk file would become much simpler:
LIBEDIT_VERSION = 20130712-3.1
LIBEDIT_SITE    = http://www.thrysoee.dk/editline

so there's definitely some advantage to it.

Any users of libedit care to try?


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