[Buildroot] [PATCH 0 of 3] Add support for local package downloads (file://)

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin+buildroot at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 07:27:05 UTC 2011

This patch series add support for file:// URLs for both the package
infrastructure, as for the BR2_PRIMARY_SITE and BR2_BACKUP_SITE options. URLs
starting with file:// will be handled by a plain 'cp' instead of wget. A new
SITE_METHOD 'file' is added. Documentation is updated as well.

Note that this is mainly useful in situations where developers working on a
project are sharing the same filesystem (e.g. disk, NFS, ...), as typically
is the case in corporate environments. In that case, one may add one or more
local project-specific packages, and even use a central storage location as
'proxy' for package downloads (using BR2_PRIMARY_SITE with a file:// URL).

Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire at gmail.com>

 docs/buildroot.html         |  29 +++++++++++++++++------------
 package/Makefile.package.in |  14 +++++++++++---
 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

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