[Buildroot] Graphing package dependencies

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu May 13 18:21:07 UTC 2010


On Thu, 6 May 2010 10:14:37 +0200
Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:

> Following the question asked by Will yesterday, I just went ahead and
> implement a small tool that generates a graph of dependencies for a
> given package.

I've slightly improved this script, and it is now capable of generating
the dependency graph for a full Buildroot configuration, i.e taking
into account all packages that have been selected.

See http://free-electrons.com/~thomas/buildroot-full-dependencies.pdf
for a fairly large example involving X.org and Gtk.

As always, the code is available in
Besides the modifications in the script itself, the modifications in
the rest of Buildroot are very small.

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

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