[LEDE-DEV] replacing files in base system from a package?

Zefir Kurtisi zefir.kurtisi at neratec.com
Fri Oct 28 07:43:39 PDT 2016

On 10/17/2016 11:38 AM, Zefir Kurtisi wrote:
> On 10/16/2016 01:04 AM, Jo-Philipp Wich wrote:
>> Hi Karl,
>> let me introduce a not strictly new way but another heavily under
>> documented buildroot feature which you can use to implement custom
>> modifications to packages which do not require source code edits.
> Wow! - this really deserves an easier to find documentation - I was looking for
> that feature several times but never got to it.
> We used to have copies of packages for only minor modifications in init or config
> files. If it works as described, this will reduce a lot of overhead.
> Thank you, very helpful.
Hello Jo,

indeed, it works as described, thanks.

Is there some similar mechanism in place for adding overlay patches?

>From what I understand one would need to expand Build/Prepare, but it is not
obvious (to me at least) how to extend the list of patches.


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