[Buildroot] [PATCH] Add local directory for non-public packages

Ulf Samuelsson ulfs at dof.se
Wed Jan 24 01:13:17 UTC 2007

Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 11:58:40PM +0100, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
>> This adds a "buildroot/local" directory.
>> The structure of "local" is the same as that of "packages"
>> but the contents of "local" is never
>> intended to be merged upstream.
>> It allows simple maintenance of those application
>> since you only need to move the local directory from
>> one version of buildroot to a newer.
>> Best Regards
>> Ulf Samuelsson
> See package/customize/ which tries to do the same thing.

Package "customize" *copies* things into the file system
I think this is useful if you want to have things like
web pages into the root system.

"local" is for "building" packages which should be in the file system,
but may be of a prorprietary nature, or for testing purpose or whatever.

The purpose is mainly easy maintenance.
Anything in local could be in "packages", but since
it is never going into the mainstream,
so you have to update those packages every time
you update the buildroot.

By definition, this is the only patch for "local" there will ever be.
Anything going into mainstream buildroot should go into "packages"

> If you think perhaps package/customize/ should be renamed
> or better documented I'm open to that.  Adding a second
> directory doing the same thing however seems unwise.
> -Erik

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