[Buildroot] [PATCHv3 1/5] core: introduce the BR2_EXTERNAL variable

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Thu Nov 28 22:29:11 UTC 2013


Thomas, All,

On 2013-11-27 23:31 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni spake thusly:
[--SNIP--]
> +# Handling of BR2_EXTERNAL. We are handling three cases here:
> +#
> +#  (Case 1) BR2_EXTERNAL is defined in the command line, but has an
> +#           empty value. That's an indication that the user wants to
> +#           remove the BR2_EXTERNAL value. So we use the
> +#           dummy-external directory as BR2_EXTERNAL and remove the
> +#           .br-external file.

Should be:
    [...] we use the dummy-external directory as BR2_EXTERNAL and store
    it in the .br-external file.

> +#  (Case 2) BR2_EXTERNAL is defined in the command line, and has a
> +#           non-empty value. That's an indication that the user wants
> +#           to use the provided location as the BR2_EXTERNAL. We
> +#           verify that the location exists, and if it's the case,
> +#           store it in .br-external.
> +#  (Case 3) BR2_EXTERNAL isn't defined in the command line. We load
> +#           the value from .br-external, verify that it exists and
> +#           then use it.

You're missing one case:

(Case 4) BR2_EXTERNAL is not defined on the command line, and
         BR2_EXTERNAL_FILE does not exist (first run). We set
         BR2_EXTERNAL to point to our dummy-external directory,
         and store it in the .br-external file.

This missing case is breaking the standard (no-BR2_EXTERNAL) build.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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