[OpenWrt-Devel] Barrier Breaker 14.07 oldpackages: packages are being accidentally removed?

Hannu Nyman hannu.nyman at iki.fi
Thu Jul 31 10:04:18 EDT 2014

I noticed today that the current repository structure leads to loss of 
packages in the BB14.07 branch when packages are deleted from oldpackages 
after being imported to github.

sox, lame, libgsm, libfile, libao have been deleted today (r41902-41906) and 
are not available in BB14.07 any more. This is probably unintended.

This happens because there is no 14.07 release branch for oldpackages, yet. 
Instead the 'oldpackages' feed still points to the head of the old packages 
repository, the same that is used for CC trunk (although not enabled by 

On the github side the newly imported packages are inserted into master 
branch, but not any more into the "for-14.07" release branch. When the 
exported packages are then deleted from oldpackages, they disappear 
completely from BB14.07, as the oldpackages feed follows the repository head.

There should probably be a 14.07 release branch for oldpackages and BB's 
feeds.conf.default should point to it.  The oldpackages 14.07 release branch 
should probably be based on svn r41901 (removal of ffmpeg), as only the five 
packages removed after it have been imported to github after the branching 
for 14.07 packages.
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