[Buildroot] [RFC 2/4] legal-info: allow to declare the actual sources for binary packages

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Feb 2 21:49:49 UTC 2015

On 02/02/15 22:47, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 02/01/15 12:43, Luca Ceresoli wrote:
>> The FOO_SITE/FOO_SOURCE variables usually point to a tarball containing
>> source code.
>> For the downloaded external toolchains this is not true, the "source"
>> tarball actually contains binaries. This is fine for making Buildroot
>> work, but for legal-info we really want to ship real source code, not
>> binaries.
>> Luckily, some (hopefully all) toolchain vendors publish a downloadable
>> tarball containing the source code counterpart for their binary
>> packages.
>> Here we allow the user to declare the URL of this other tarball in the
>> pair of variables FOO_ACTUAL_SOURCE_TARBALL (by default equal to
>> FOO_SOURCE) and FOO_ACTUAL_SOURCE_SITE (by default equal to FOO_SITE).
>> If the "actual source" package can be downloaded from the same
>> directory as the binary package, then only FOO_ACTUAL_SOURCE_TARBALL
>> needs to be set.
>> Note this change is not strictly toolchain-specific: it might be useful
>> for other packages that happen to ship binaries in the same way.
>> Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net>
>> Cc: Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin at gmail.com>
> Reviewed-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
>  It is adding even more complexity to the already too complex legal-info target,
> but it doesn't look too bad. Although I would indeed prefer a pre-legal-info
> hook. But even that wouldn't be enough, because the source reference in the
> manifest would still be wrong...

 Since my comments aren't serious and the pre-legal-info-hook is probably not
feasible after all, you can just repost (with my Reviewed-by tag) if you don't
feel like changing anything.



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