[Buildroot] Persistent tarball repository

Ashwin Bihari abihari at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 16:41:02 UTC 2006


On 11/1/06, MikeW <mw_phil at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Yes - I think my issue is that the downloads are held 'within' the
> buildroot
> tree, hence the semantics of distclean as you describe them mean that they
> must go.
>
> If they were outside the buildroot tree, then I guess distclean ought not
> to clear them out.
>
> Wonder if that's the making of a patch - only 'distclean' delete
> downloaded tarballs if they occur under the buildroot directory;
> but currently there's no menuconfig option to say where downloads are kept
> ...
> however at the moment I just want something that 'works out of the box'!
>
> Thanks,
> MikeW
>

Mike,

By all means provide a patch that allows you to change the location of the
DL directory and whether or not it should be deleted during a distclean. I
would definitely find it useful and if others agree, it might get committed.

Regards

-- 
~ Ashwin
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