what's the state of things with pushing the bounds on ASSUME_PROVIDED?


Robert P. J. Day
 

i asked about this once upon a time, so i thought i'd follow up ...
given the fairly stable state of recent linux distros, is there any
standard for taking advantage of what *should* be robust native tools
rather than building them? (i'm ignoring taking advantage of sstate
and building SDKs and other clever speedups for now.)

from scratch, i did a wind river (LINCD) build of
wrlinux-image-small (and i assume it would be much the same under
current oe-core), and i notice that numerous native tools were
compiled, including such standards as cmake, curl, elfutils ... the
list goes on and on.

so other than the tools that are *required* to be installed, if i
mention that i am currently running ubuntu 20.04, is there any
indication as to which tools i'm relatively safe to take advantage
using ASSUME_PROVIDED and HOSTTOOLS? i realize that the versions built
will probably differ from the host versions, but it seems that if
there is an incompatibility, that would be fairly obvious in short
order.

thoughts?

rday

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