[Buildroot] Github URL used to fetch packages

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 08:28:11 UTC 2013


Hi,

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,
>
> On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:10:07 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
>
>>   I like the idea. We would typically do this with some auxiliary
>> variables instead of a new download method, but maybe the download method
>> isn't such a bad idea. It would add even more complexity to the horrible
>> pkg-download.mk, though...
>>
>>   Bottom line: the idea is good, but let's see if the implementation can
>> be acceptable.
>
> Instead of a new download method, can it simply be a helper function,
> like:
>
> FOO_SITE = $(call github,<user>,<package>,<version>)
>
> or something like that. This way we don't clutter the core of the
> download infrastructure with another site method that isn't really a
> site method.

I'm ok with this suggestion.

Best regards,
Thomas


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