[Buildroot] [RFC 2/3] sunxi-mali: new package

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Jul 18 08:16:01 UTC 2013

Dear Spenser Gilliland,

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:21:44 -0500, Spenser Gilliland wrote:

> > Ok. As discussed on IRC, one option would be to extend the download
> > infrastructure to be able to pass the --recursive option to Git. Not
> > sure it's worth the effort for one package though. Maybe what you did
> > with sunxi-mali + sunxi-mali-prop is the simplest option for now. As I
> > noted, it should however be documented.
> Because git-archive does not easily support creating tarballs of git
> submodule based projects, I've decided to keep the current structure.

Right, sounds good to me.

> Just as further discussion, I went down the path of transforming the
> CONFIGURE step into a post extract hook. However, I'm concerned that
> this may cause a race condition if the post-extract-hook occurs before
> sunxi-mali-prop is extracted. Perhaps, this needs to be a post
> configure hook so that the dependency is satisfied.

You are absolutely correct. By the time sunxi-mali is extracted, there
is no guarantee at all that sunxi-mali-prop will be extracted, so my
suggestion of moving the copying of sunxi-mali-prop stuff into
sunxi-mali sources at the extract step clearly doesn't work. Doing it
at the configure stage as you did is the only solution, so you were


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
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