[Buildroot] [PATCH] Select MTD before EXT2/CRAMFS/SQUASHFS arebuilt

Ulf Samuelsson ulfs at dof.se
Wed Jan 24 23:51:12 UTC 2007

>>> Nak.  There are a great many situations where people use ext2
>>> and/or cramfs and/or squashfs without wanting to also use MTD...
>>> I happen to use all of them without wanting MTD at various times.
>>> -Erik
>> Hmm,
>> The intention is, that if ext2/squashfs/cramfs etc is selected,
>> you ensure you build the  MTD utilities for the *host*.
> What specific failure do you see?

There are no mkfs.jffs2 application on the host, so it fails.

> Since you seem to use cramfs, may i ask you to look if these patches
> are ok? http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=512
> http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=1027

I only use ext2 and jffs2 but this seemed to be a generic problem.

>> $ mkfs.ext2 etc.
>> Not that you put the MTD utilities into the root file system.
>> How do I do what I intended then?
>> (I hope building the host tools is not inconvenient).
> I do not want to download nor build a package that i do not need..

How can you create an ext2/cramfs/squashfs if you have no
application on your host that takes a directory and generates the fs????

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