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

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Jul 10 19:33:47 UTC 2014

>>>>> "Yann" == Yann E MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> writes:


 >> > I wonder if time also hasn't come to get rid of
 >> 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.

Fine by me. I think we should also be more careful about when we
consider the Busybox variant equivalent - E.G. we used to hide all web
servers (but not anymore), and we still hide the ISC dhcp package even
though busybox's udhcpd/c are very different in configuration that it.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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