[Buildroot] Changing install location of a package

Martin Banky Martin.Banky at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 19:37:44 UTC 2010


On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM, H Hartley Sweeten <
hartleys at visionengravers.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:35 PM, Martin Banky wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 2:59 PM, H Hartley Sweeten <
> hartleys at visionengravers.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Is there a way to setup a .mk file for a package to configure and
> install
> >> the package into a place other than /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin or /usr/sbin?
> >> Or is this actually handled internally by the .configure of the
> package?>
> >
> > Yes, you would need to setup the .mk file to install the package into a
> > different location. It will depend on the package type. If it's an
> > autotools package, then you will have to do one of two things. The choice
> > would be based on whether the existing options are acceptable, but just
> > need to be added to, then add/change (PKG)_CONF_OPT, or the existing
> > options are not acceptable, then redefine (PKG)_CONFIGURE_CMDS. If it's
> > a gentargets package, then the only choice you have is to change
> > (PKG)_CONFIGURE_CMDS. If it's a manual makefile package, then you will
> > have to add/change the configuration step, if it has one, and/or the
> > installation step, if necessary. I would suggest that you read
> > buildroot/docs/buildroot.html. It has a lot of good information about
> > creating and changing packages.
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> My package is autotools based.  Currently my *.mk looks something like
> this.
>
>
> FOO_VERSION = 0.0.1
> FOO_SOURCE = foo-$(FOO_VERSION).tar.gz
> FOO_SITE = http://dummysite
> FOO_AUTORECONF = YES
> FOO_INSTALL_STAGING = NO
> FOO_INSTALL_TARGET = YES
>
> FOO_CONF_OPT = --with-freetype-prefix=$(STAGING_DIR)/usr \
>                --with-sdl-prefix=$(STAGING_DIR)/usr \
>                --with-sdl-exec-prefix=$(STAGING_DIR)/usr
>
> FOO_DEPENDENCIES = sdl sdl_image
>
> $(eval $(call AUTOTARGETS,package,foo))
>
>
> To install the package inro a different location I assume I need to
> override the
> --prefix option in the ./configure step.  But this appears to be hardcoded
> to
> /usr in Makefile.autotools.in:
>
> # Configure package for target
> define $(2)_CONFIGURE_CMDS
>        (cd $$($$(PKG)_SRCDIR) && rm -rf config.cache && \
>        $$(TARGET_CONFIGURE_OPTS) \
>        $$(TARGET_CONFIGURE_ARGS) \
>        $$($$(PKG)_CONF_ENV) \
>        ./configure \
>                $$(if $$(filter
> YES,$$($$(PKG)_USE_CONFIG_CACHE)),--cache-file="$(BUILD_DIR)/tgt-config.cache",)
> \
>                --target=$$(GNU_TARGET_NAME) \
>                --host=$$(GNU_TARGET_NAME) \
>                --build=$$(GNU_HOST_NAME) \
>                --prefix=/usr \
>                --exec-prefix=/usr \
>                --sysconfdir=/etc \
>                $$(DISABLE_DOCUMENTATION) \
>                $$(DISABLE_NLS) \
>                $$(DISABLE_LARGEFILE) \
>                $$(DISABLE_IPV6) \
>                $$(QUIET) $$($$(PKG)_CONF_OPT) \
>        )
>
> Will adding --prefix/{somedir} to FOO_CONF_OPT override this?
>
> Thanks,
> Hartley

Hartley,
     No, you'll need to redefine (PKG)_CONFIGURE_CMDS.

Martin
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