[Aboriginal] Build from version control system repos instead of from tarballs

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Oct 29 19:36:17 PDT 2012

On 09/04/2012 03:49:07 AM, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can Aboriginal grabs sources from git(Linux, musl, uclibc, busybox)
> and hg(toybox) repos instead of from tarballs?
> Thanks!

I think I already replied to this? Talking about using the alt-  
infrastructure and populating the package cache from the git repo, and  
how the tricky bit at the design level is applying patches to the repo?  
(Really you need a source control branch with the appropriate  

I have a todo item to figure out a clean way to do this.


Really what I want to do is say "URL=git://busybox.net/busybox" in  
download.sh, have that clone the relevant repo under packages (so  
packages/busybox would be a directory), and then just use that as the  
package cache version.

The question is, when do I re-pull?  (Every time you run download.sh?)


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