[Buildroot] [RFC 1/1] toolchain-external/Config.in: Allow to select custom external-toolchain package

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sun Apr 14 21:39:38 UTC 2019

 Hi Vadim,

On 14/04/2019 23:26, Vadim Kochan wrote:
> Add dummy 'Other' external toolchain option which allows to select
> custom external-toolchain project, e.g. from external project tree.
> Signed-off-by: Vadim Kochan <vadim4j at gmail.com>
> ---
>  toolchain/toolchain-external/Config.in | 6 ++++++
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/toolchain/toolchain-external/Config.in b/toolchain/toolchain-external/Config.in
> index 1f14f0350a..fd61c70766 100644
> --- a/toolchain/toolchain-external/Config.in
> +++ b/toolchain/toolchain-external/Config.in
> @@ -47,6 +47,12 @@ source "toolchain/toolchain-external/toolchain-external-codesourcery-amd64/Confi
>  # architecture.
>  source "toolchain/toolchain-external/toolchain-external-custom/Config.in"
> +	bool "Other"
> +	help
> +	  Use this option to use a external toolchain from custom package
> +	  (e.g. in external project).

 So, the idea is to extend the choice with toolchains that come from
BR2_EXTERNAL and that you can't select here, right? And you need something like
that because it's a choice, and there's no way to extend the choice in a
different Kconfig file.

 I think this is a worthwhile idea, so I'd like to work it out a little more...
Adding Yann in Cc since he like that kind of external craziness :-)

 If kept like this, then I think you should make it depend on a new (blind)
BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_OTHER_AVAILABLE option, and that an external toolchain
package should select that option. This way, the option is only available if
your external tree actually makes one available.

 Also, it should be documented in docs/manual/customize-outside-br.txt.

 However, it's still pretty inconvenient for the user. So perhaps we could
explicitly extend the external infra to generate a .br2-external.toolchain.in
that is included from here. This file would be populated based on the file
toolchain/Config.in in the external.

 Thomas, is that idea over-engineered?


> +
>  endchoice
>  choice

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