[OpenWrt-Devel] SDK vs. Toolchain+

Daniel Dickinson openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com
Tue Jan 5 11:22:22 EST 2016

On 05/01/16 10:49 AM, Joris de Vries wrote:
>> On 05 Jan 2016, at 16:04, Daniel Dickinson
>> <openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com <mailto:openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com>>
>> wrote:
>> am of two minds about how to deal with the issue that having to build
>> the toolchain for an SDK before being able use the SDK is rather
>> painful (or at least it tests my patience; don't know about other people).
> To be honest, it is more of a one-time time cost than a continuous cost.
> That is, I don't typically rebuilt the entire toolchain on every
> compile. Perhaps some of your frustration can be alleviated by using a
> slightly different workflow?

The problem is that I find, at least with ar71xx, that even with a an 
already compile toolchain that target/linux/compile takes an annoying 
amount of time (even though nothing is being compiled, there is a lot of 
stuff that still gets done), and,

in addition, target/linux/install takes a very long time because there 
are preparations for every image, even if you only want two or three 
profiles (but the two or three means you can't just select one profile 
and be happy), because you have multiple types of hardware you want to 
deal with.

It's actually target/linux that's the major issue when it comes to 
allowing not rebuilding every time to be a useful answer.


openwrt-devel mailing list
openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org

More information about the openwrt-devel mailing list