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

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Fri Jul 19 16:14:54 UTC 2013


Thomas, All,

On 2013-07-19 16:22 +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire spake thusly:
> 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
> LIBEDIT_INSTALL_STAGING = YES
  $(eval $(autotools-package))

;-)

> so there's definitely some advantage to it.
> 
> Any users of libedit care to try?

OK, I'm queuing this for testing. Thanks for pointing this out. :-)

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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