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From: "Mike Thompson" <>
Subject: Re: Yocto recipe for Tailscale #yocto #golang
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:51:13 -0700	[thread overview]
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A follow up on a Yocto recipe for building a Tailscale package for others who have an interest in this.

Although the final recipe I created appears to successfully build the Tailscale utility and daemon without warnings or errors, the resulting 'tailscaled' daemon crashes when used.

Investigating this issue further I discovered that Tailscale maintains their own GoLang repository ( ) with changes needed to support Tailscale. I suspect, but haven't proven, using the standard Yocto supported versions of GoLang to build Tailscale results in the crashes I see.  Unfortunately, I don't have enough of an understanding of GoLang to determine how to build Tailscale with the unique version of GoLang maintained by the Tailscale folks..

Instead of resolving this build issue, I instead created a Yocto recipe that utilizes the released binaries from Tailscale ( ) to create a Yocto package.  This isn't ideal as I would much rather build from source, but solves my short term needs.  This alternate recipe to build a Yocto package from binaries is included below.


SUMMARY = "Tailscale client and daemon for Linux from Tailscale pre-built binaries"


SECTION = "net"


COMPATIBLE_HOST = "x86_64.*-linux"

# Archive URL:



# Archive contents:

#   tailscale_1.0.5_amd64/systemd

#   tailscale_1.0.5_amd64/systemd/tailscaled.service

#   tailscale_1.0.5_amd64/systemd/tailscaled.defaults

#   tailscale_1.0.5_amd64/tailscaled

#   tailscale_1.0.5_amd64/tailscale


# Set SRC_URI subdir to ${P} so that files are unpacked into ${S}

SRC_URI = "${BPN}_${PV}_amd64.tgz;subdir=${P}"

SRC_URI[md5sum] = "fad1e5317ec567b77c3a0b53b8b976cf"

SRC_URI[sha256sum] = "ecfcda12068d6ecb2be72eba5572ab09406643bcc73c0cd482ae88060720c430"

inherit systemd

FILES_${PN} += "${systemd_unitdir}/*"

do_install() {

install -d ${D}/${bindir}

install -d ${D}/${sbindir}

install ${S}/${PN}_${PV}_amd64/tailscale ${D}/${bindir}/tailscale

install ${S}/${PN}_${PV}_amd64/tailscaled ${D}/${sbindir}/tailscaled

if ${@bb.utils.contains('DISTRO_FEATURES', 'systemd', 'true', 'false', d)}; then

install -d ${D}${sysconfdir}/default/

install -m 0644 ${S}/${PN}_${PV}_amd64/systemd/tailscaled.defaults ${D}${sysconfdir}/default/tailscaled

install -d ${D}${systemd_unitdir}/system

install -m 0644 ${S}/${PN}_${PV}_amd64/systemd/tailscaled.service ${D}${systemd_unitdir}/system/tailscaled.service

install -d ${D}${sysconfdir}/systemd/system/

ln -s ${systemd_unitdir}/system/tailscaled.service ${D}${sysconfdir}/systemd/system/




SYSTEMD_SERVICE_${PN} = "tailscaled.service"



Mike Thompson

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-13 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-18  5:43 Yocto recipe for Tailscale #yocto #golang Mike Thompson
2020-09-18  6:26 ` [yocto] " Nicolas Jeker
2020-09-18 23:46   ` Mike Thompson
2020-09-19  6:04     ` [yocto] " Khem Raj
2020-09-19 10:13       ` Mike Thompson
2020-09-19 20:58         ` Mike Thompson
2020-09-21 17:30           ` [yocto] " Randy MacLeod
2020-09-23  4:49             ` Mike Thompson
2020-10-13 18:51               ` Mike Thompson [this message]
2020-10-13 19:42                 ` [yocto] " Khem Raj

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