[Buildroot] python-pip

Yegor Yefremov yegorslists at googlemail.com
Wed May 2 06:54:52 UTC 2018

Hi Patrick,

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Patrick Doyle <wpdster at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are the chances of (re-?)adding python-pip to buildroot?
> I found http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2013-July/075194.html
> where Rohan Fletcher attempted to add it in 2013.  But I don't see it
> in the 2018.02 branch.
> Did folks ask questions, Rohan not reply, and nothing ever came of that?
> Yes... I get it... it's not part of the buildroot philosophy to
> include package management, but I have a use case that makes sense for
> my application.
> I can resurrect Rohan's patch, or I can stop now, if somebody else has
> a better suggestion for upgrading Python packages on a deployed
> system.  (I understand that wheels are the new eggs for Python.
> Perhaps I should look more carefully at wheels).
> I'll go look at/for that now.

I think, the biggest problem in updating the Python packages on the
device are the dependencies. Especially external dependencies like C
libraries etc. like python-smbus-cffi, python-cryptography etc. How
are you going to handle this in a generic architecture independent


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