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