[Buildroot] [PATCHv4 2/5] core: allow external Config.in/makefile code to be integrated

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Nov 29 19:00:23 UTC 2013

This commit allows the BR2_EXTERNAL directory to contain Config.in and
Makefile code, which gets integrated into the Buildroot build logic:

 - Buildroot automatically includes the $BR2_EXTERNAL/Config.in in the
   top-level configuration menu.

 - Buildroot automatically includes the BR2_EXTERNAL/external.mk in
   the build logic, so it can for example be used to include other .mk
   files that define package recipes.

This is typically intended to be used to create target packages in the
BR2_EXTERNAL directory, but can also be used for bootloaders, host
packages, or other custom make logic.

We also add a dummy Config.in file in support/dummy-external/ to
ensure that the source "$BR2_EXTERNAL/Config.in" line will point to an
existing file even when BR2_EXTERNAL is not used by the user.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
 Config.in                        | 2 ++
 Makefile                         | 4 ++++
 support/dummy-external/Config.in | 0
 3 files changed, 6 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 support/dummy-external/Config.in

diff --git a/Config.in b/Config.in
index 98726ab..9b10693 100644
--- a/Config.in
+++ b/Config.in
@@ -486,3 +486,5 @@ source "boot/Config.in"
 source "package/Config.in.host"
 source "Config.in.legacy"
+source "$BR2_EXTERNAL/Config.in"
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 5878d44..b5a9828 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -375,6 +375,10 @@ include boot/common.mk
 include linux/linux.mk
 include system/system.mk
+ifeq ($(BR2_EXTERNAL_USED),y)
+include $(BR2_EXTERNAL)/external.mk
diff --git a/support/dummy-external/Config.in b/support/dummy-external/Config.in
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e69de29

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