[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] package/genext2fs: bump to version 1.5.0

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Mon Apr 19 19:23:13 UTC 2021

>>>>> "Arnout" == Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> writes:


 >>>   I guess for stable, the patch [1] should be backported rather than bumping. But
 >>> is it worth spending effort on that for a borderline package like genext2fs?
 >> I tried really hard (before
 >> reporting the above bug)
 >> to find the equivalent
 >> functionality in mkfs.ext[24],
 >> and I think its simply not there.
 >> I think only genext2fs allows
 >> to set the perms for the root
 >> node, so I am not sure why it
 >> is borderline.

 >  Because on the target, you can generally simply do an mkfs directly of the
 > partition, then mount it, then set permissions and/or populate it as needed.
 > Even the mkfs from busybox is usually sufficient on target.

 >  Of course, Buildroot lives for borderline cases :-). But specifically for the
 > stable branches, I don't think it's very cost-effective to spend time on making
 > them work, unless there's a user who does the effort (because they actually need
 > it).

So in case the above is unclear, could you please do a backport of the
patch (and verify that it works) and send a patch for the LTS branch

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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