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

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Mon Nov 26 10:18:22 UTC 2018


On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:12:42 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:

>  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.

Dropping the automatic inheritance of _SUBDIR is fine with me.

However, while we are talking about _SUBDIR, what about making progress
on the discussion we had related to
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/buildroot/list/?series=70199 ? :-)

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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