[Buildroot] [PATCH] gcc: use generic infrastructure for patches

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Wed Nov 6 23:23:01 UTC 2013


On 07/11/13 00:20, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 07/11/13 00:13, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>> Dear Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind),
>>
>> On Wed,  6 Nov 2013 23:59:55 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle
>> (Essensium/Mind) wrote:
>>
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.2.2-avr32-2.1.5          | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.3.6                      | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.4.7                      | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.5.4                      | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.6.4                      | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.7.3                      | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.8-arc                    | 1 +
>>>   package/gcc/gcc-final/4.8.2                      | 1 +
>>
>> The only problem that I see with this symbolic link based solution is
>> that we will have to remember to add/update the three symbolic each
>> time we do a gcc version bump. If we forget to do so, then the build
>> will go on silently, but without having applied the patches.
>>
>> I don't say this problem is a show-stopper, but it's a drawback of this
>> symbolic link solution, IMO.
>
>   I'm hoping that the separate source/build directories will be merged
> soon, so that this won't be necessary anymore :-)

  Let me clarify that:

  Once the separate source/build directories exist, I would like to 
introduce infrastructure to build several packages from the same source. 
So gcc would be extracted and patched only once, and built several times. 
Same for kernel-headers vs. linux, or uboot vs. uboot-tools. That will 
really make me happy :-)

  Regards,
  Arnout


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