[Buildroot] Buildroot 2019.08.3 released

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Sat Dec 7 15:45:05 UTC 2019


Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems

Buildroot 2019.08.3 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Buildroot 2019.08.3 is a bugfix release, fixing a number of important /
security related issues discovered since the 2019.08.2 release.

- Infrastructure: Make HOST_<pkg>_DL_OPTS inherit from
  <pkg>_DL_OPTS by default, just like it is done for a number of
  other package variables

  Add <pkg>_KEEP_PY_FILES to exclude specific python .py files
  from the removal done by BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON{,3}_PYC_ONLY for
  the (rare) case where the .py files are needed at runtime
  rather than .pyc.

  Fix <pkg>-reconfigure handling for packages using the kconfig

- Toolchain: ensure external toolchain kernel headers version check
  correctly stop the build on mismatch

- Security fixes for asterisk, bind, clamav, haproxy, intel-microcode,
  jasper, jpeg-turbo, libnss, oniguruma, python-django, rabbitmq-c,
  spice, tiff, webkitgtk

- Fixes for download/compilation/runtime/license issues in am33x-cm3,
  chrony, cmocka, collectd, connman, dhcp, dropwatch, faifa,
  gettext-tiny, gob2, ipsec-tools, jailhouse, kodi, kvm-unit-tests,
  libftdi, libftdi1, libressl, libstrophe, libsvgtiny, lvm2, lzma,
  mariadb, minicom, mosquitto, ninja, neardal, nodejs, opencv3, openvmtools,
  oracle-mysql, perl-gdgraph, perl-gdtextutil, php, postgresql, prosody,
  python-cchardet, qt5wayland, rauc, redis, rpcbind, socat, spice, tftpd,

For more details, see the CHANGES file:


Users of the affected packages are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Notice that the 2019.08.x series is now end of life. Please migrate to
either the 2019.11 series instead which will be supported until March

Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -sn 2019.08.2..

    60  Mark Corbin
    22  Peter Korsgaard
    19  Fabrice Fontaine
    12  Thomas Petazzoni
    11  Bernd Kuhls
     7  Michael Vetter
     6  Yann E. MORIN
     4  Adrian Perez de Castro
     4  Pascal de Bruijn
     4  Titouan Christophe
     2  Adam Duskett
     2  Carlos Santos
     1  Angelo Compagnucci
     1  Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind)
     1  Avi Shukron
     1  Bartosz Bilas
     1  Giulio Benetti
     1  James Byrne
     1  James Hilliard
     1  Matt Weber
     1  Michael Drake

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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