On 05/07/12 17:57, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
>> > Jean-Christophe> did I need to understand that noe one care of non x86 host?
>> > To me it is more of a question of tradeoffs. Either we do it really
>> > right and use this kind of infrastructure for the external toolchains as
>> > well (where it really matters), or we decide the extra complexity isn't
>> > worth it for the few non-x86 users.
>> > I haven't made up my mind about this yet, but am leaning towards the
>> > 2nd.
> as a non x86 user I really care
> and as the ARM A15 will come soon on the market for serer as example it will
> be more and more problematic for binary package
... except that it's not really problematic. The only problem is that you can
configure buildroot to download something that won't actually run on your
system. This problem is a lot worse for external toolchains than for sam-ba.
That said, the patch is really simple and doesn't create a maintenance burden.
Having it in paves the way for disallowing other downloaded host binaries, and
for downloading host binaries for the correct platform. Therefore: