[Buildroot] Are skel.tar.gz and target_skeleton folder duplicates ?

Benjamin Delagoutte benjamin.delagoutte at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 08:18:13 UTC 2006


Thank you for having cleared things.

2006/11/15, Erik Andersen <andersen at codepoet.org>:
>
> On Mon Nov 13, 2006 at 03:54:22PM +0100, Benjamin Delagoutte wrote:
> > Eventually I don't really understand why Buildroot makes use of
> > two different prebuilt trees. Do someone mind explaining me the
> > goals of this weird strategy ?
>
> We used to use CVS as our revision control system.  CVS refused
> to store and restore empty directories and symlinks.  As a result
> we ended up using a tarball for these items rather than a simple
> directory full of stuff.  But using a tarball proved to be a real
> pain, since using a tarball to store files which tend to be
> modified (such as the stuff under /etc for example) is unwieldly
> at best.  So I created the current hybrid approach.
>
> Subversion is a much more sane revision control system, so I
> think we can probably consolidate things now.
>
>         <sound of hacking in the distance>
>
> Fixed.  Thanks for bringing this up.
>
> -Erik
>
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