[Buildroot] [PATCH] u-boot: Allow to specify a list of patches

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Thu Jul 17 17:23:31 UTC 2014


Arnout, All,

On 2014-07-17 09:48 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle spake thusly:
> On 17/07/14 06:52, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> > Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> schreef:
> >> On 15/07/14 22:13, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> >>> The more I think about it, the more I find our policy to require
> >>> PKG-prefixed patches to be really cumbersome, since the patches already
> >>> are in a subdir named PKG/
> >>>
> >>> Of course, we're enforcing this naming scheme in BR2_GLOBAL_PATCH_DIR to
> >>> be in sync with what we do for our bundled patches.
> >>>
> >>> But still, if patches were just named NNNN-title.patch, that would be as
> >>> efficient at sorting the patches. The PKG- prefix is not really
> >>> required, and indeed can cause some troubles with some use-cases, such
> >>> as yours.
> >>>
> >>> Thomas, was there a specific reason we wanted the patches to be
> >>> PKG-prefixed? If not, would it make sense to just accept patches without
> >>> a PKG-prefix?
> >>
> >> Er, we don't... We require this specific naming scheme for contributed
> >> packages, but the code itself just takes *.patch.
> > 
> > Yes sure, it's a convention only, but the question is: why did we include the package name in the convention?
> 
>  I think it's purely historical. And I think it never was required for patches
> in a <pkgname> subdir.

So we could change the manual to not require patches to be PKG-prefixed?

As long as they are number-prefixed, that's all we need, right?

So, Ezequiel's patch is really no longer needed, and his use-case to use
git-formatted patches is already covered, right?

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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