You can get support for Buildroot through three main channels:


The Buildroot IRC channel is #buildroot, hosted on OFTC. If you do not have an IRC client, you can use the OFTC web interface. The channel is also bridged to matrix as When asking for help on IRC, share relevant logs or pieces of code using a code sharing website.

Note that due to excessive spamming on IRC, you can only talk in the channel if you are a registered user with OFTC NickServ service. Follow the instructions to register as a user with a password, and then join the #buildroot channel.

Mailing List Information

The mailing list is for discussion and development. You can subscribe by visiting this page. Only subscribers to the Buildroot mailing list are allowed to post to this list. Archives are available from Mailman and

Search the List Archives

Please search the mailing list archives before asking questions on the mailing list, since there is a good chance someone else has asked the same question before.

Bug Tracker

If you think you found a bug in Buildroot, you can use the Bug Tracker to post your bugs and/or participate to find solutions to existing problems.

Note: patches are only accepted through the mailing list.

Buildroot LTS

Buildroot's Long Term Support (LTS) branch is maintained thanks to the LTS Sponsoring program. Its goal is to provide three or more years of stable support for your Buildroot deployments. The success of this venture depends on the generosity of sponsors like you, willing to make a change and ensuring the longevity of Buildroot's reliability.

Prior to this initiative, LTS maintenance was handled by volunteers. As a result, it was limited to just one year. In addition, it diverted maintainer time away from mainline development, slowing down the overall progress of the project.

Thanks to LTS sponsoring, the entire community gets access to a better and longer maintained LTS branch. The sponsors get access to some additional perks, such as selecting which packages to focus on, reports with information that is relevant for you, and direct contact with the LTS maintainers.

Ready to sponsor?

Commercial support

In addition, the following companies are able to provide commercial support. Only companies heavily involved in Buildroot maintenance and community are listed here.