[Buildroot] Beaglebone Black support

Baruch Siach baruch at tkos.co.il
Mon Jun 24 04:28:24 UTC 2013

Hi Frank,

On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 11:30:12PM -0400, Frank Hunleth wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM, rh <richard_hubbe11 at lavabit.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:21:04 -0400
> > Frank Hunleth
> > <fhunleth at troodon-software.com> wrote:
> >
> > --8<--
> >
> >> However, copying the patches over to buildroot seems wrong and painful
> >> to maintain, but as far as I can tell, there's no official/maintained
> >> git repo with the beaglebone.org kernel patches.
> >
> > This seems official to me but not sure what you mean by official.
> > Do you mean kernel.org-official?  TI-official? Circuitco?
> I'd just like to point to a kernel that is maintained and has the
> features that I need. The one at github.com/beagleboard/kernel is the
> obvious choice since that's what's shipped on the Beaglebone Black.
> The point of my email is just that the github.com/beagleboard/kernel
> repository is not in a form that nicely integrates with buildroot due
> to it just containing patches for a Linux kernel. I'm just looking for
> pointers on how best to handle this.

git integrates quite nicely with Buildroot, and a lot of packages fetch their 
sources from git repos. See the 'LIBFOO_SITE_METHOD' description in the 
Buildroot manual (http://buildroot.net/downloads/manual/manual.html). Also 
look for a github specific tip under 'Tips and tricks'.


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