[Buildroot] [PATCH 10/10] busybox: support only one version
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
>> > 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
>> I however wonder why the SHOW_OTHERS dependency is not pushed to the
>> individual Config.in of each package instead of cluttering
>> 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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