running testsuite with PREFER_APPLETS=y and EXEC_PATH=
mjt at tls.msk.ru
Sun Nov 10 14:46:10 UTC 2013
When running testsuite, we're trying to execute applets
by their names, like "grep", "cp", "sh" and so on.
When CONFIG_BUSYBOX_PREFER_APPLETS set to "y", busybox
tries to exec itself. But this, in turn, depends on
CONFIG_BUSYBOX_EXEC_PATH pointing to the right executable.
On linux this is /proc/self/exe, but this obviously requires
mounted /proc. On other systems, this does not work.
On Debian we used "/bin/busybox" as BUSYBOX_EXEC_PATH,
to work around not mounted /proc (since busybox is used
as shell for initramfs), and for other systems without
But this way, as long as our just-built busybox is not
placed to /bin/busybox, we can't test it, we're testing
system /bin/busybox (provided it actually exists),
or system utilities (found in $PATH).
So now I'm basically lost. I can re-set EXEC_PATH back to
the default "/proc/self/exe", this will re-enable testsuite
on linux correctly. It will still fail on other systems
(*bsd, solaris etc).
Any suggestion on this?
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