[Buildroot] How to add a board with Buildroot 2011.02

Ludovic Desroches ludovic.desroches at atmel.com
Thu Mar 10 14:48:40 UTC 2011

On 3/8/2011 10:42 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> The policy I'd like to see is to not add several skeletons to the
> mainline Buildroot tree, or at least not skeleton that are
> board-specific. But of course, it's only my opinion, and as a community
> project, the opinion of others also count.
> So, there are three cases :
>   *) The changes needed compared to the official skeleton can be
>      directly integrated into this official skeleton, because they make
>      sense in a generic way. In this case, send some patches on the
>      official skeleton, and we'll discuss them.
>   *) The changes needed are interesting outside of the specifities of a
>      particular hardware platform (and I think it's generally the case),
>      then we can add a generic Buildroot option that will adjust the
>      official skeleton as needed at build time. This is for example
>      something that is being done for choosing between static /dev,
>      devtmpfs, udev or mdev. It could be done for other customizations.
>   *) The changes needed are very board-specific and cannot be considered
>      as generic enough to be configuration options, in that case, what
>      I'd suggest is a post-build script (BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT)
>      that modifies the target filesystem, potentially by copying files
>      from the board/<manufacturer>/<boardname>  folder.
> Don't hesitate to discuss on the list the modifications you need on the
> skeleton, so that we can sort out together into which of the following
> three cases your modifications fall
Actually, I will no more need a specific skeleton for the moment. 
Previous patches done on it are no more needed.

Thanks for this explanation, I will follow your advices if I need to add 
some changes.


Ludovic Desroches

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