[Buildroot] [PATCH 10/10] busybox: support only one version

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Thu Jul 10 15:56:50 UTC 2014


Thomas, All,

On 2014-07-10 17:18 +0200, Thomas Petazzoni spake thusly:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:57:58 +0200, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
> > I wonder if time also hasn't come to get rid of
> > BR2_PACKAGE_BUSYBOX_SHOW_OTHERS?
> 
> I don't know. We've been discussing multiple times the SHOW_OTHERS
> thing, and I believe each time our conclusion was that it's nice for
> beginners to have Buildroot hide the applications for which Busybox
> already provides a good alternative. I'm sure if we remove
> SHOW_OTHERS, we'll have gazillions of newcomers enabling bash,
> util-linux and millions of other things that aren't needed when you
> have Busybox. So I still believe that SHOW_OTHERS is a good thing to
> have.

Agreed.

> I however wonder why the SHOW_OTHERS dependency is not pushed to the
> individual Config.in of each package instead of cluttering
> package/Config.in.

Agreed.

> I'm sure there was a reason behind this choice, but I can't remember.

Neither do I.

If that is accepted, I'll work on this.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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