[Buildroot] [RFC] core: Download all package sources

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Nov 6 23:07:29 UTC 2013

>>>>> "Yann" == Yann E MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> writes:

 >> But does this matter for USERS? I would guess users are only interested
 >> in a subset of all the packages (E.G. the ones for the arch they use or
 >> the ones enabled in their .config).

 > Yes, it does.

 > Some companies are using a very restrictive firewall, that does not
 > allow anything but plain http and https (sometime even with MITM), and
 > no cvs, git, or even ftp...

 > So, some like to get a computer to another network, do the downloads, and
 > serve them on the LAN from a mirror.

 > Sometime, the network is really slow (eg. low BW, or high latency), so
 > this is also usefull to be able to make a complete mirror.

 > Of course, that needs resyncing from time to time, but easier done than
 > coping with a bunch of cursing angry users irrupting in one's office
 > every now and then! :-)

Sure, but that's what we have 'make source' (for specific
configurations) or sources.buildroot.net (for local mirror of
everything) for, right?

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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