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authorGravatar Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin+buildroot@gmail.com>2012-02-08 17:22:18 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2012-02-09 22:59:21 +0100
commit1bbf39bd733007f2bda799622147924008a5d44c (patch)
tree72b45d20aa7a48bb63eb96ce54ac39795e9d15cd /support/dependencies/check-host-tar.sh
parentd83f347c254f194b8da517e92cc5bb565b1ffd73 (diff)
dependencies: add function suitable-host-package
Sometimes, buildroot needs a certain host tool to do its job, e.g. tar. In many cases, we expect this tool to be present on the host system, but this is not always the case. Or maybe, the version on the host system is not suitable, and we need a more recent one. In some of these cases, instead of bailing out, buildroot could build the package first (but only if the existing system package is not suitable). To aid in detecting if a host package is suitable or not, this patch adds a function suitable-host-package. When called with parameter foo, it will execute check-host-foo.sh. This script should return either the path to the suitable host package, or the empty string if no suitable package can be found. The rules to determine whether something is suitable or not is left to check-host-foo.sh and depends on foo. An example usage of suitable-host-package is: DEPENDENCIES_HOST_PREREQ += $(if $(call suitable-host-package,foo),,host-foo) To avoid cluttering the existing dependencies.mk file, it includes any check-host-foo.mk file. These files can be used to hold appropriate dependency-related actions for foo. Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire@gmail.com> v1 Reviewed-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Acked-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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