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

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 04:52:46 UTC 2014

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?

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