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* dependencies: build a host-tar if no suitable tar can be foundGravatar Thomas De Schampheleire2012-02-092-0/+44
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 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>
* dependencies: add function suitable-host-packageGravatar Thomas De Schampheleire2012-02-091-0/+10
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 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>
* dependencies: move from toolchain/ to support/Gravatar Thomas De Schampheleire2012-02-092-0/+195
As suggested by Arnout Vandecappelle, move toolchain/dependencies to support/dependencies, as it really is not toolchain-specific anymore. Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire@gmail.com> Acked-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>