[Buildroot] [PATCH] Simple glibc-based external toolchain support

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Apr 28 20:27:40 UTC 2009

Simple glibc-based external toolchain support

The current Buildroot works just well with sysrootable glibc
toolchains, using the external toolchain feature. The only thing that
needs to be customized is the set of libraries that must be compiled
to the target.

The following patch takes a simple approach to making it easier for
users to use glibc toolchains. It just adds a uClibc/glibc choice in
the external toolchain menu. Then, depending on that selection, the
Makefile will choose a sane default value for the library files list.

The other advantage of having a uClibc/glibc choice is that in the
future, we'll be able to add checks verifying that the external
toolchain configuration matches the features selected in Buildroot (in
terms of IPv6, RPC, locales or large file support).

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
 toolchain/external-toolchain/Config.in   |   25 ++++++++++---------------
 toolchain/external-toolchain/ext-tool.mk |   24 ++++++++++++++++--------
 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)

Index: buildroot/toolchain/external-toolchain/Config.in
--- buildroot.orig/toolchain/external-toolchain/Config.in
+++ buildroot/toolchain/external-toolchain/Config.in
@@ -1,22 +1,17 @@
-	string "The core C library from the external toolchain"
-	default "libc.so.0"
-	help
-	  Specify the core C shared library found in the external
-	  toolchain. This is required in addition to any other
-	  libraries to be copied.
+	prompt "External toolchain C library"
-	string "Libraries to copy from the external toolchain"
-	default "ld-uClibc.so.0 libcrypt.so.0 libdl.so.0 libgcc_s.so libm.so.0 libnsl.so.0 libpthread.so.0 libresolv.so.0 librt.so.0 libutil.so.0"
-	help
-	  A space separated list of the shared libraries to be copied
-	  from the external toolchain into the root filesystem. Only
-	  the top-level name is needed, i.e. libc.so, libpthread.so as
-	  the actual shared library symlinked to will be copied also.
+	bool "uClibc"
+	bool "glibc"
Index: buildroot/toolchain/external-toolchain/ext-tool.mk
--- buildroot.orig/toolchain/external-toolchain/ext-tool.mk
+++ buildroot/toolchain/external-toolchain/ext-tool.mk
@@ -21,7 +21,6 @@
 	for FILE in `find $${LIB_DIR} -maxdepth 1 -type l -name "$${LIB}*"`; do \
 		LIB=`basename $${FILE}`; \
 		while test \! -z "$${LIB}"; do \
-			echo "copy_toolchain_lib_root lib=$${LIB} dst=$${DST}"; \
 			rm -fr $(TARGET_DIR)$${DST}/$${LIB}; \
 			mkdir -p $(TARGET_DIR)$${DST}; \
 			if test -h $${LIB_DIR}/$${LIB}; then \
@@ -49,14 +48,23 @@
 	if [ -n "$${SYSROOT_DIR}" ]; then cp -a $${SYSROOT_DIR}/* $(STAGING_DIR)/ ; \
 	find $(STAGING_DIR) -type d | xargs chmod 755; fi
-uclibc: dependencies $(TARGET_DIR)/lib/$(strip $(subst ",, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_LIB_C)))
+EXTERNAL_LIBS=ld-uClibc.so.0 libcrypt.so.0 libdl.so.0 libgcc_s.so libm.so.0 libnsl.so.0 libpthread.so.0 libresolv.so.0 librt.so.0 libutil.so.0
+EXTERNAL_LIBS=ld-linux.so.3 libcrypt.so.1 libdl.so.2 libgcc_s.so.1 libm.so.6 libnsl.so.1 libpthread.so.0 libresolv.so.2 librt.so.1 libutil.so.1 libnss_files.so.2
-$(TARGET_DIR)/lib/$(strip $(subst ",, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_LIB_C))):
+uclibc: dependencies $(TARGET_DIR)/lib/$(EXTERNAL_LIBC)
 	mkdir -p $(TARGET_DIR)/lib
-	@$(call copy_toolchain_lib_root, $(strip $(subst ",, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_LIB_C))), /lib, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_STRIP))
-	for libs in $(strip $(subst ",, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_LIBS))); do \
+	@echo "Copy external toolchain libraries to target..."
+	@$(call copy_toolchain_lib_root, $(EXTERNAL_LIBC), /lib, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_STRIP))
+	@for libs in $(EXTERNAL_LIBS); do \
 		$(call copy_toolchain_lib_root, $$libs, /lib, $(BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_STRIP)); \
-	$(call copy_toolchain_sysroot)
+	@echo "Copy external toolchain sysroot to staging..."
+	@$(call copy_toolchain_sysroot)

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers and embedded Linux development,
consulting, training and support.

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