[OpenWrt-Devel] Project specific settings
br1 at einfach.org
Wed Sep 16 11:23:10 EDT 2015
On 09/15/2015 07:32 PM, Rüdiger, Christoph wrote:
> Our build tree is full of custom patches to different packages,
> mainly in the openwrt/package directory. This makes it close to
> impossible to update the repository to a new OpenWrt version without
> producing a good bunch of merge conflicts.
I have go thru this pain every time I do a major upgrade between OpenWRT
releases, but AFAIK there is no real solution, except keeping your diffs
You can override packages from openwrt/packages with a package from your
own feeds with the "./scripts/feeds install -f" option (see commit I
quote below), but as openwrt/packages are considered essential packages
and are usually tightly integrated into the whole system, in general
you'd have to update/merge your own overriding package anyhow, so in
practice you might as well change openwrt/packages directly...
Usually, and when done regularly, "git merge upstream-15.05/master"
works, but sometimes it creates merge errors. In this case it can help
to do merge like this, to favour upstream, but keep your own additions:
git merge -s recursive -X theirs upstream-15.05/master
Followed by thorough diffing to upstream-15.05/master and your own
branch to make sure you keep all necessary changes from both branches.
Anyone who knows a better way, please let us know...
Author: blogic <blogic at 3c298f89-4303-0410-b956-a3cf2f4a3e73>
Date: Mon Feb 9 12:09:23 2015 +0000
build: allow openwrt.git packages to be replaced by feeds
Currently, replacing a package available in openwrt.git requires
modifications in openwrt.git, or requires duplicating the package in a
feed but with a different name, which causes all kind of problems
related to dependencies (all packages selecting it would have to be
modified accordingly to select the new package).
With this change, if a package with the same name is present both in
feeds/ and package/ folders, the one in feeds/ can override the one
in package/, both in the menuconfig and during the build, by passing the
"-f" option to "./scripts/feeds install"
This mechanism is particularly useful for vendor tree, or in general for
application which needs to replace one particular package which exists
within openwrt.git by a custom/newer version.
Signed-off-by: Mathieu Olivari <mathieu at qca.qualcomm.com>
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