[LinuxBIOS] [OLPC-devel] Re: OLPC buildsystem cleanups

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 21:41:25 CEST 2006

> I agree that using /tmp is a problem, but this is definitely not the way to
> fix it.  First of all, it breaks LinuxBIOS only builds, and secondly, it
> is dependent on how buildrom works, which may or may not change on a
> moment's notice.  it would be smarter to use sed to modify the configuration
> on the fly, as the attached patch indicates.

While very elegant, I think changing the config file on the fly makes
it harder to see whats going on.  Rather than copy the payload into
temp can we not just copy the payload into $(LINUXBIOS_TARGET_NAME)

Then the config file just has PAYLOAD ../olpcpayload.elf which should
work for both buildrom and non-buildrom builds.

Perhaps we can build and export a $(LINUXBIOS_PAYLOAD_PATH)? So the
higher level make code knows where to stick it.

That to me would seem to be a much more discoverable behavior than
changing the config file automagically.

Richard A. Smith

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