[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] package/systemd: use current tool for generating HWDB

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Jul 11 12:12:09 UTC 2020

Norbert, All,

On 2020-07-11 13:57 +0200, Norbert Lange spake thusly:
> Yann E. MORIN < [1]yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> schrieb am Sa., 11. Juli 2020, 13:27:
>   On 2020-07-11 00:26 +0200, Norbert Lange spake thusly:
>   > Also remove the config files from both paths
>   > (rootfs overlay could add stuff) aswell as the service and tool
>   > from the target fs.
>   However, I'm against removing the service altogether, because in the
>   past, some people have expressed the need to be able to update the hwdb
>   on-target.
> That would be challenging, as the source files for the database were already removed before this patch.
> If they had to re-add those, then a adding a tool and service from the target directory won't be too much to ask?

Those people would indeed be responsible for downloading the source
again, and re-run the update.

> I mean buildroot pretty much doesn't support some sorta packet manager system by design.
> Why the exception here?

I don;t remember, but IIRC there was a rather-copnvioning argument in
favour of it.

>   I would be OK with having a drop-in that disables the service by default
>   when BR2_TARGET_GENERIC_REMOUNT_ROOTFS_RW is not set, though.
> It will only run when /usr is newer than /etc AFAIR (not sure how this is determined),

See commit bbe5c6dad4d (Makefile: Update mtime of $(TARGET_DIR)/usr in
target-finalize) which goal was to adress this.

> so disabling does very little.
> BR2_TARGET_GENERIC_REMOUNT_ROOTFS_RW already has too many 
> surprising effects for me.

I too am not very happy with BR2_TARGET_GENERIC_REMOUNT_ROOTFS_RW,
because one can still select a squashfs filesystem at the same time.,
and that does not make sense to remount R/W a sqsh, as it is R/O by

But heck, I don't find it very logical that we can build more than one
filesystem at the same time either (we should have a choice there),

Yann E. MORIN.

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