[Buildroot] [PATCH] package: libarchive: allow building as host package

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Sep 27 12:37:26 UTC 2014


Guido, All,

On 2014-09-27 09:28 -0300, Guido Martínez spake thusly:
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:54:44AM +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > Guido, All,
> > 
> > What is the rationale for building it as a host-package?
> >
> > libarchive provides a library, but we have no in-tree host-package that
> > uses libarchive.
> I have a custom tool that uses it, and I wasn't aware that host packages
> were only enabled as needed. It makes a lot sense now that I think about
> that, so please ignore this patch.

For the records, repeating here what I said on IRC:

I never said we do not want it, just that you have to justify it. We
tend to be conservative about adding host-packages, and only add
programs, and libraries those programs need. Adding a host library that
has no in-tree user should thus be realy justified.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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