[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] package/libtool: Reduce target package to libltdl only

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Mon Dec 3 07:25:54 UTC 2018

>>>>> "Arnout" == Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> writes:


 >> But "." works (as it was working for glibc and gdb previously)...

 >  Indeed, but it's ugly.

 >  BTW: glibc?

 >  On second thought, maybe we should just remove the automatic inheritance for
 > _SUBDIR entirely.

 >  There are 15 host packages that set _SUBDIR.

 >  Of these, 6 are host-only (e.g. gcc) so the automatic inheritance is pointless.

 >  Of the remaining 9:
 > - 2 override only HOST_XXX_SUBDIR (asterisk, cxxtest).
 > - 1 has a different SUBDIR for host and target (gettext).
 > - 1 overrides HOST_XXX_SUBDIR back to its default (gdb).
 > - 1 defines both with the same value (icu).
 > - 4 actually use the inheritance (capnproto, libnspr, tcl, vim).

 >  So it hardly seems worth to have the automatic inheritance, if only 1/3 of its
 > occurences are actually useful.

Agreed. Lets only have "magic" rules in the infrastructure if it is
commonly needed.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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