[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] linux-firmware: bump version to latest 1baa348

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Tue Nov 13 20:57:47 UTC 2018


On Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:29:46 +0100, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> > On my side, I have updated to Fedora 29, which ships tar 1.30, that we
> > consider as broken, and therefore now for everything single small build
> > that I do, I'm paying the price of building tar, which is super
> > annoying. This is especially annoying as tar 1.30 is only problematic
> > when *creating* tarballs of git-fetched packages, which clearly does
> > not happen at every build.  
> Well, we only need host-tar and host-gzip when creating tarballs, not
> extracting them, correct? So, we could very well envision the fact that
> host-tar (and host-gzip) are only added to FOO_DOWNLOAD dependecies when
> FOO_SITE_METHOD == git (and they are needed, of course), no?

For host-tar, it's a bit complicated, because we have two conditions:

 - tar must be >= 1.27 for *extraction* to work properly.

 - tar must be < 1.30 for *creation* to work properly

So, if we add $(BR2_TAR_HOST_DEPENDENCY) to the package dependencies
only when FOO_SITE_METHOD = git, we would miss the case where it is
needed for extracting plain regular tarballs.

> > It would be truly horrible to also have to build our own gzip. Maybe we
> > need to somehow revisit our requirement that we need to have
> > reproducible tarballs for git-fetched packages ?  
> I am ready to pay the price for reproducibility any time.

Well, for a "normal" build, I agree. When doing active BR development,
where one regularly builds from scratch small configurations, every
additional amount of time/stuff to build is annoying.

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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