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authorGravatar Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>2016-10-14 16:39:17 +0200
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2016-10-16 13:01:02 +0200
commitfc34cf772cfb37b9d082e0fba480eb190c66e39c (patch)
tree9b2313e4d44b0232ac4e9e899b5fed7d115336b0 /docs
parentf834b0ef2146d3cbf96b126767b2699e0c7ee823 (diff)
core: introduce per br2-external NAME
This unique NAME is used to construct a per br2-external tree variable, BR2_EXTERNAL_$(NAME)_PATH, which contains the path to the br2-external tree. This variable is available both from Kconfig (set in the Kconfig snippet) and from the .mk files. Also, display the NAME and its path as a comment in the menuconfig. This will ultimately allow us to support multiple br2-external trees at once, with that NAME (and thus BR2_EXTERNAL_$(NAME)) uniquely defining which br2-external tree is being used. The obvious outcome is that BR2_EXTERNAL should now no longer be used to refer to the files in the br2-external tree; that location is now known from the BR2_EXTERNAL_$(NAME)_PATH variable instead. This means we no longer need to expose, and must stop from from exposing BR2_EXTERNAL as a Kconfig variable. Finally, this also fixes a latent bug in the pkg-generic infra, where we would so far always refer to BR2_EXTERNAL (even if not set) to filter the names of packages (to decide whether they are a bootloader, a toolchain or a simple package). Note: since the variables in the Makefile and in Kconfig are named the same, the one we computed early on in the Makefile will be overridden by the one in .config when we have it. Thus, even though they are set to the same raw value, the one from .config is quoted and, being included later in the Makefile, will take precedence, so we just re-include the generated Makefile fragment a third time before includeing the br2-external's Makefiles. That's unfortunate, but there is no easy way around that as we do want the two variables to be named the same in Makefile and Kconfig (and we can't ask the user to un-quote that variable himself either), hence this little dirty triple-inclusion trick. Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be> Cc: Romain Naour <romain.naour@openwide.fr> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>
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