[Buildroot] Github URL used to fetch packages

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Nov 4 08:26:46 UTC 2013

Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,

On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:10:07 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:

>   I like the idea. We would typically do this with some auxiliary 
> variables instead of a new download method, but maybe the download method 
> isn't such a bad idea. It would add even more complexity to the horrible 
> pkg-download.mk, though...
>   Bottom line: the idea is good, but let's see if the implementation can 
> be acceptable.

Instead of a new download method, can it simply be a helper function,

FOO_SITE = $(call github,<user>,<package>,<version>)

or something like that. This way we don't clutter the core of the
download infrastructure with another site method that isn't really a
site method.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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