[Buildroot] Are these packages already present or easy to add?

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri May 29 07:03:52 UTC 2015

Dear Oli Vogt,

On Fri, 29 May 2015 10:48:58 +1200, Oli Vogt wrote:

> There is a patch for python-smbus and as far as I know it is not committed
> yet. <http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2015-March/122280.html>
> I'm to busy to test it myself. All I have done is compile it successfully.

The patch you're pointing to is no longer needed. As Arnout said,
python-smbus is installed by the i2c-tools package, but the source code
of python-smbus is in i2c-tools.

The issue with the patch you're pointing to is that it was sharing
variables between python-smbus.mk and i2c-tools.mk, which is not
correct (relies on the assumption that i2c-tools.mk gets included
before python-smbus.mk, which is true because alphabetically they are
ordered properly, but the same strategy wouldn't work in the opposite

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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