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From: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be>
To: buildroot@busybox.net
Subject: [Buildroot] [RFC 4/4] board/acmesystems/aria-g25: set BR2_GENIMAGE_CFG_FILES
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:35:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2ce8812c-d95e-bd4a-9cde-f02ab8e3ca60@mind.be> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8760ilvozx.fsf@dell.be.48ers.dk>



On 03-04-17 11:06, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
>>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> writes:
> 
>  > Hello,
>  > On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:51:08 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> 
>  >> I'm still not entirely sure if this new option is worthwhile. Without it, you
>  >> would instead need
>  >> 
>  >> BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT="support/scripts/genimage.sh"
>  >> BR2_ROOTFS_POST_SCRIPT_ARGS="board/acmesystems/aria-g25/genimage.cfg"
>  >> 
>  >> Not really complicated either... The only real advantage I see is that it
>  >> motivates people more to use genimage (which is otherwise a bit hidden). But for
>  >> that, a paragraph or two in docs/manual/customize-post-image.txt would also
>  >> work. By the way, even for this series an explanation of the option would be
>  >> required in that file.
>  >> 
>  >> What do the others think?
> 
>  > I agree that the new option doesn't seem really useful.
> 
> I'm not sure. One of the problems with genimage is that it calls a
> number of external utilities depending on the content of
> genimage.cfg, and it isn't directly clear what host packages you need to
> enable to ensure it works. If we add explicit BR2_GENIMAGE_FAT / CPIO /
> EXT2 / ISO / JFFS2 / UBI / .. options selecting the needed host packages
> then that would solve that issue.

 So, how would you do that? To know which host packages to select, we need to
parse the genimage.cfg file. This is not possible from Kconfig....

 A long time ago (back in the days we still had ct-ng support), someone posted a
huge hack to Kconfig to allow it to call an external program while constructing
the Kconfig model. Something like that might work, but it's really a huge change
to Kconfig semantics.


 Regards,
 Arnout

> I think the option should select BR2_HOST_PACKAGE_GENIMAGE instead of
> depending on it though.
> 

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  reply	other threads:[~2017-04-03  9:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-29 14:51 [Buildroot] [RFC 0/4] add genimage Kconfig entry Etienne Phelip
2017-03-29 14:51 ` [Buildroot] [RFC 1/4] support/scripts: add generic genimage script Etienne Phelip
2017-03-30 22:51   ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-04-01 13:50   ` Thomas Petazzoni
2017-03-29 14:51 ` [Buildroot] [RFC 2/4] system: add option to pass genimage config files Etienne Phelip
2017-03-29 14:51 ` [Buildroot] [RFC 3/4] configs/raspberrypi3_defconfig: set BR2_GENIMAGE_CFG_FILES Etienne Phelip
2017-03-29 14:51 ` [Buildroot] [RFC 4/4] board/acmesystems/aria-g25: " Etienne Phelip
2017-03-30 22:51   ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-03-31  7:46     ` Andreas Naumann
2017-03-31 16:34       ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-04-03 13:01         ` Andreas Naumann
2017-04-03 13:54           ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-04-05  6:38             ` Andreas Naumann
2017-04-05 12:38               ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-04-01 13:51     ` Thomas Petazzoni
2017-04-03  9:06       ` Peter Korsgaard
2017-04-03  9:35         ` Arnout Vandecappelle [this message]
2017-04-04 21:34           ` Peter Korsgaard
2017-04-05 15:02             ` Arnout Vandecappelle
2017-04-05 16:14               ` Thomas Petazzoni
2017-04-10 13:44                 ` Étienne Phélip
2017-04-10 15:06                   ` Arnout Vandecappelle

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