path: root/support/dependencies/check-host-tar.sh
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authorGravatar Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin+buildroot@gmail.com>2012-02-08 17:22:20 +0100
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2012-02-09 22:59:21 +0100
commitfd10b42ab8db0cd5d2f3c9076d54244c6e0e60a8 (patch)
treeb3a8b79de79bc23d14a69c401d77eb5bacee1f95 /support/dependencies/check-host-tar.sh
parent1bbf39bd733007f2bda799622147924008a5d44c (diff)
dependencies: build a host-tar if no suitable tar can be found
Some toolchains, like the one built with buildroot itself, use hardlinks (for example to link between the c++ and g++ binary). Unpacking such a toolchain with the --strip-components options does not work correctly if the system tar is too old (<1.17). Even recent releases of RedHat/CentOS still ship with tar 1.15. This patch checks for a suitable tar version (tar 1.17+) on the host system, and adds host-tar to the host dependencies if none can be found. host-tar is download and extracted as cpio.gz instead of tar.gz, to prevent chicken-egg problem. Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire@gmail.com> v4 Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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+tar=`which $candidate`
+if [ ! -x "$tar" ]; then
+ tar=`which tar`
+ if [ ! -x "$tar" ]; then
+ # echo nothing: no suitable tar found
+ exit 1
+ fi
+# Output of 'tar --version' examples:
+# tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1
+# tar (GNU tar) 1.25
+version=`$tar --version | head -n 1 | sed 's/^.*\s\([0-9]\+\.\S\+\).*$/\1/'`
+major=`echo "$version" | cut -d. -f1`
+minor=`echo "$version" | cut -d. -f2`
+bugfix=`echo "$version" | cut -d. -f3`
+# Minimal version = 1.17 (previous versions do not correctly unpack archives
+# containing hard-links if the --strip-components option is used).
+if [ $major -gt $major_min ]; then
+ echo $tar
+ if [ $major -eq $major_min -a $minor -ge $minor_min ]; then
+ echo $tar
+ else
+ # echo nothing: no suitable tar found
+ exit 1
+ fi