Implicit rules for downloading packages
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jul 18 09:18:40 PDT 2005
Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> In fact there's no much weight in this indeed :)
> The only argument is the size of boilerplate stuff and my laziness to
> type or copy that (and adjust to the number of patches) when it really
> has to be done exactly once.
Yes, I can understand that ;)
> where $(URL-binutils-2.16.1.tar.bz2) and $(SHA-binutils-2.16.1.tar.bz2)
> are defined at the top of packages/binutils/Makefile as URL-$(FILE)=...
> and SHA-$(FILE)=...
> Hope this helps understanding.
Yes, thank you, this helps a great deal. :) Not trying to sound overly
critical here, but taking the time to describe the ideas and explain
your reasons for them will help them get accepted quicker. :)
So, your idea sounds nice - will have to see how it is in action...
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