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

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Thu Jul 17 07:48:24 UTC 2014

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.


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