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authorWaldemar Brodkorb <>2014-03-26 12:32:06 +0100
committerWaldemar Brodkorb <>2014-03-26 12:32:06 +0100
commit3f794fad83e51a090191803aa54f4a7fe0d5a2ef (patch)
parente83010306d2b3f5b788cc6d432856c1b380d6de2 (diff)
remove git as dependency, we now have snapshot tarballs
8 files changed, 24 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 8c603e196..396675ac2 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -224,6 +224,7 @@ NO_ERROR=0
@echo "_PATH:=$$PATH" >>
@echo "PATH:=\$${TOPDIR}/scripts:/usr/sbin:$$PATH" >>
@echo "SHELL:=$$(which bash)" >>
+ @echo "GIT:=$$(which git 2>/dev/null)" >>
@env NO_ERROR=${NO_ERROR} BASH="$$(which bash)" \
bash scripts/
diff --git a/README b/README
index 65011f0ad..687950abd 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@ Before you can start you need to install some tools:
- ncurses5 headers
- zlib headers
- perl
-- git
There is a check for the required versions of these tools in advance, though.
(to re-issue the checks, use "make prereq").
diff --git a/docs/contribute.txt b/docs/contribute.txt
index 909263886..5a8e1fdd8 100644
--- a/docs/contribute.txt
+++ b/docs/contribute.txt
@@ -82,6 +82,7 @@ Here is a short list of details to provide in such case:
* target for which the build fails
* package(s) which the build fails
* the command that fails and its output
+* the make.log file, generated when make v is used
* any information you think that may be relevant
Additionally, you can add the +.config+ file.
diff --git a/docs/getting.txt b/docs/getting.txt
index 534ba99c9..0902bb6e0 100644
--- a/docs/getting.txt
+++ b/docs/getting.txt
@@ -5,8 +5,9 @@
Getting OpenADK
-OpenADK does not have any releases. Only direct Git
-access is possible.
+OpenADK does not have any releases. We are following the
+[rolling release]
+development model.
To download OpenADK using Git just do:
@@ -20,3 +21,4 @@ Or if you prefer HTTP or using Git behind a proxy:
$ git clone
+Or you can get a[snapshot].
diff --git a/docs/introduction.txt b/docs/introduction.txt
index 991747672..3489c9d5f 100644
--- a/docs/introduction.txt
+++ b/docs/introduction.txt
@@ -24,3 +24,9 @@ processors, MIPS processors, ARM processors, etc.
OpenADK supports numerous processors and their variants; it also comes
with default configurations for some embedded systems and netbooks.
(Raspberry PI, Sharp Zaurus, Lemote Yeelong, IBM X40 and more)
+OpenADK is not a Linux distribution and there are no releases or binary
+packages available. If you need something like that, better switch to
+something else. OpenADK builds everything from source. There are only a
+few exceptions to this rule (f.e. some bootloaders and firmware files for
+wireless network cards).
diff --git a/docs/patch-policy.txt b/docs/patch-policy.txt
index b5a585b5e..e948661cf 100644
--- a/docs/patch-policy.txt
+++ b/docs/patch-policy.txt
@@ -10,8 +10,8 @@ While integrating a new package or updating an existing one, it may be
necessary to patch the source of the software to get it cross-built within
OpenADK. OpenADK offers an infrastructure to automatically handle this during
the builds. Patches are provided within OpenADK, in the package directory;
-these typically aim to fix cross-compilation, libc support, or other such
+these typically aim to fix cross-compilation, libc support, portability issues
+or other things.
Normally the patches are autogenerated via:
@@ -80,3 +80,11 @@ Fetch from: <some url>
It is also sensible to add a few words about any changes to the patch
that may have been necessary.
+Upstreaming patches
+OpenADK tries to avoid any patches to the source code. If a patch could
+not be avoided, it should be tried to make the patch of a good quality to
+get it upstream. OpenADK tries to report any found issues and try to send
+in any upstream compatible patches.
diff --git a/package/base-files/Makefile b/package/base-files/Makefile
index 45e7f1cc4..3711e7a00 100644
--- a/package/base-files/Makefile
+++ b/package/base-files/Makefile
@@ -77,7 +77,8 @@ endif
test -z $(ADK_RUNTIME_PASSWORD) || \
$(SED) 's,\*NP\*,'"$$($(STAGING_HOST_DIR)/usr/bin/mkcrypt \
- git log -1|head -1|sed -e 's#commit ##' \
+ test -z $(GIT) || \
+ $(GIT) log -1|head -1|sed -e 's#commit ##' \
> $(IDIR_BASE_FILES)/etc/adkversion
test -z $(ADK_TARGET_SYSTEM) || \
echo $(ADK_TARGET_SYSTEM) > $(IDIR_BASE_FILES)/etc/adktarget
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 33365483a..c16aff609 100644
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -208,12 +208,6 @@ if ! which g++ >/dev/null 2>&1; then
-if ! which git >/dev/null 2>&1; then
- echo "You need git to continue."
- echo
- out=1
cd $topdir
rm -rf tmp