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authorGravatar Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>2017-11-13 23:00:09 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2017-11-14 13:55:39 +0100
commit2114c29e910652abcbaeee0f2f698060b346d82a (patch)
tree4757789538b32a208b034034f70cc1af8a2e49e5 /docs
parent071cc43892f4a6c0b26b7a145f844acde31e7ee0 (diff)
Revert "pkg-download: remove explicit PKG_VERSION from github helper"
This reverts commit 1e5a8916b2ab4c9c99548fa6fbd4855eee323881. The idea was that the version string can be derived because we know the package name. However, this patch does not account for the fact that $(pkgname) always points to the latest pacakge scanned, which in all other situation we're using it, is the current package, because it is used inside one ot he xxx-inner macros that are $(eval)ualed. So $(pkgname) is evaluated "early" and gets the expected value. However, the github value is not in one of those macros, so it gets evaluated "late", when doing the actual download. So, by that time, $(pkgname) will expand to the last package scanned, which is actuall the manual (without a br2-external tree). That would require that the _SITE variable be assigned with the := assignment operator. This is weird, because that would make it the only variable to require that, but only when using the github helper, which is even less obvious and would cause a lot of trouble... The obvious fixup would seem to be to use $(PKG) instead, because that already contains the upper-case package name that vcan be used as a prefix to variables. However, that does not work either, because we have a check that forbids a trsailing slash in _SITE, check that is done in pacakge/pkg-generic, inside the xxx-inner macro, during the $(eval) call. And at that time, PKG is not yet defined, because it is only defined for an actual recipe. So we can't seem to have a workable solution. So, just revert the patch. Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Cc: Marcin Nowakowski <marcin.nowakowski@imgtec.com> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
index 824f07547d..19577fa821 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@ past, the 'github' helper function should be used as shown below.
# Use a tag or a full commit ID
-FOO_SITE = $(call github,<user>,<package>[,<version>])
+FOO_SITE = $(call github,<user>,<package>,$(FOO_VERSION))
@@ -147,9 +147,6 @@ FOO_SITE = $(call github,<user>,<package>[,<version>])
Buildroot (e.g.: +foo-f6fb6654af62045239caed5950bc6c7971965e60.tar.gz+),
so it is not necessary to specify it in the +.mk+ file.
- When using a commit ID as version, you should use the full 40 hex characters.
-- The +version+ parameter is optional and should only be specified if anything
- other than FOO_VERSION needs to be used, e.g. when this function is used to
- specify a custom Linux or U-Boot tarball.
If the package you wish to add does have a release section on GitHub, the
maintainer may have uploaded a release tarball, or the release may just point