[Buildroot] [PATCH] toolchain-external: clarify external toolchain description

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Feb 19 20:36:18 UTC 2015


Dear Baruch Siach,

On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:48:05 +0200, Baruch Siach wrote:

>  # This package implements the support for external toolchains, i.e
> -# toolchains that have not been produced by Buildroot itself and that
> -# Buildroot can download from the Web or that are already available on
> -# the system on which Buildroot runs. So far, we have tested this
> +# toolchains that have not been produced locally by Buildroot itself and

I am not sure adding "locally" makes the thing clearer: you can very
well produce a toolchain with Buildroot "locally", and then re-use it
in a later Buildroot build as an external toolchain on the same machine.

Maybe we should simply rephrase this as:

  This package implements the support for external toolchains, i.e
  toolchains that are available pre-built, ready to use. Such toolchain
  me either be readily available on the Web (Linaro, Sourcery
  CodeBench, from processor vendors) or may be built with tools like
  Crosstool-NG or Buildroot itself.

Best regards,

Thomas
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Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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