[Buildroot] Persistent tarball repository

Bernhard Fischer rep.nop at aon.at
Wed Nov 1 17:25:29 UTC 2006

On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 10:41:02AM -0600, Ashwin Bihari wrote:
>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
>>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'!
>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.

The DL_DIR will only be deleted if it's "dl" (i.e. the default). Change
it (via menuconfig; no need for an additional patch, it's already in

You can "make dirclean" to clean everything but your .config and the
stuff in your custom DL_DIR.


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