[Buildroot] Buildroot 2016.08.1 released

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Wed Sep 21 21:05:22 UTC 2016


Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems

Buildroot 2016.08.1 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Buildroot 2016.08.1 is a bugfix release, fixing a potential entire root
filesystem removal issue with the external toolchain handling discovered
since the 2016.08 release.

This would trigger if (and only if) the following conditions are met:

- The user has selected a "known toolchain profile", such as a Linaro
  toolchain, a Sourcery CodeBench toolchain etc. People using "custom
  toolchain profile" are not affected.

- The user has enabled BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PREINSTALLED=y to indicate
  that the toolchain is already locally available (as opposed to having
  Buildroot download and extract the toolchain)

- The user has left BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PATH empty, because his
  toolchain is directly available through the PATH environment variable.
  When BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_PATH is non-empty, Buildroot will do
  something silly (remove the toolchain contents), but that are limited
  to the toolchain itself.

When all 3 conditions are met, Buildroot will run "rm -rf /*" due to

Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:

     1  Peter Korsgaard
     1  Thomas Petazzoni

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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