[Buildroot] longterm kernel releases: version-URI different for v2.x kernels

Rick Robino rick.robino at ipfabrics.com
Sat Nov 16 10:59:50 UTC 2013

On Nov 16, 2013, at 2:38 AM, Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:53:40 -0800, Rick Robino wrote:
>> I encountered problems automatically downloading kernel version
>>, one of the current longterm releases.  It looks like the
>> URL might have changed, so I thought that I would mention it here in
>> case this fact might be news to anyone.
>> The longterm kernels are in a subdirectory called
>> ‘v2/.6/longterm/vA.B.C’.  Buildroot only looks in ‘v2.6’, which works
>> fine for standard kernels but not the longterm ones for 2.6.
> Yes. Buildroot cannot guess if the kernel version you're using is a
> "normal" version or a "longterm" version. Therefore, when you choose to
> only give the kernel version in the configuration, it only looks in
> 2.6/ or 3.x/. If you need a kernel version that is available in some
> other location, then you should use the "Custom tarball" configuration
> choice, which allows you to pass an arbitrary URL to a tarball,
> either located on kernel.org or on some other place.
> Best regards,
> Thomas

I suspected that there was a “right way”.  Thank you, Thomas.


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