Packages consist of a makefile snippet which translates the configuration variables into Makefile variables. This process takes the results of selecting options via make menuconfig and sets all the Makefile variables to implement that selection.

Snippets can include snippets further down the tree, e.g. packages/rootfs includes emdebian/*.mk to actually set the Emdebian rootfs Makefile variables which determine the mirror to be used, the options to pass to multistrap and other Makefile requirements like paths and target dependencies.


Balloonboard: SoftwareBuilding/Menuconfig2Packages (last edited 2011-04-04 10:03:45 by NeilWilliams)