[Buildroot] Is it possible to override a package from git?

Jérôme Pouiller jezz at sysmic.org
Wed Jul 9 09:05:26 UTC 2014

Hello Luca, Marco,

On Wednesday 09 July 2014 09:33:07 Luca Ceresoli wrote:
> However, when you build the next time, Buildroot will already find
> <mypkg>-master.tar.gz in the downloaded sourced directory and will not
> download it again. So before building you have to remove that archive
> (or the whole download directory).
> You'll also need to remove the output/build/<mypkg>-master/ directory,
> or Buildroot will think it already has the sources for the "master"
> version extracted and won't extract them again.
> In a nutshell, if you're building in-tree:
>    rm -f <my_download_dir>/<mypkg>-master.tar.gz            [*]
>    make my_defconfig
>    make <MYPKG>_VERSION=master <mypkg>-dirclean all
You may avoid ths complexity by retreiving commit id of HEAD (also work for 

  ID=$(git ls-remote <GIT_REPO> HEAD | cut -f 1)
  make my_defconfig
  make <MYPKG>_VERSION=$ID all

Jérôme Pouiller, Sysmic
Embedded Linux specialist

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