Hello Michael,

2017-11-01 12:01 GMT+01:00 Michael Olbrich <m.olbr...@pengutronix.de>:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 06:28:14PM +0100, Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia wrote:
> > For a ptxdist BSP I am managing I need to create a "hotfix" package to
> > patch a number of files on already deployed devices.
> >
> > This package will only be used on devices which are already deployed, and
> > its files should not be part of the rootfs images if the platform is
> > rebuilt. Is it possible to have ptxdist build an .ipk package that will
> not
> > be included in the filesystem images ?
> >
> > I was hoping that marking the package as "M" in ptxdist menuconfig would
> do
> > the trick :) but that doesn't do what I thought.
> It can be used like that, but for a single package, it's a bit complex.

Do you marking the package as "M"? I tried that but it seems to do exactly
the same as when I just enable it (with "*"). Am I missing something?

> If you use the regular images, then you can create a "lazy" package.
> Just create a normal package and then modify the makefile like this:
> The package will not be added to the rootfs, however, it will not be built
> by default either. So you need to run "ptxdist targetinstall <pkg-name>" to
> build it.

But then when I do ptxdist targetinstall <pkg-name>, the .ipk will be
built, but will the files also be added to sysroot? The latter is what I
would like to avoid...

Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia
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