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

clshotwe at rockwellcollins.com clshotwe at rockwellcollins.com
Wed Nov 6 23:14:34 UTC 2013

Peter, Yann, Thomas, All,

buildroot-bounces at busybox.net wrote on 11/06/2013 05:07:29 PM:

>  >> But does this matter for USERS? I would guess users are only 
>  >> in a subset of all the packages (E.G. the ones for the arch they use 
>  >> 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), 
>  > no cvs, git, or even ftp...
>  > So, some like to get a computer to another network, do the downloads, 
>  > serve them on the LAN from a mirror.
>  > Sometime, the network is really slow (eg. low BW, or high latency), 
>  > this is also usefull to be able to make a complete mirror.
>  > Of course, that needs resyncing from time to time, but easier done 
>  > 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?

I don't know what all configurations are being used so I would
rather be safe and pull down all of the packages. This would make
it easier than running make source on a bunch of different configurations.


Clayton Shotwell
Software Engineer
clshotwe at rockwellcollins.com

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