[Buildroot] [PATCH RESEND] core: enhance printvars for variables with newlines

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Dec 16 13:54:27 UTC 2018

Hello Stefan,

On Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:14:40 +0300, Stefan Becker wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:27 AM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
> >
> >  I'm still not convinced that this is such a great idea.
> >
> > 1. As explained in reply to your first iteration, there shouldn't be a need for
> > including Buildroot variables in a surrounding Makefile.  
> There is nothing you can say that will change the fact that a
> monolithic meta build system is too slow for the CI of our own
> components. So let's just agree to disagree on this point.

I'm jumping back to this very old thread. Could you explain (perhaps
re-explain) what you're trying to do ?

If you need to just re-run a specific step of a specific package, why
don't you use "make foo-build", "make foo-rebuild", etc. ?

It seems very hackish to extract the commands that Buildroot executes
to execute them outside the context of Buildroot. This doesn't really
help to make a case for accepting a patch like you're proposing. Could
you first convince us that there is a valid and reasonable use-case,
and then we can discuss how to support this use-case with Buildroot.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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