[Buildroot] Syslinux host and target build

Michael S. Zick minimod at morethan.org
Wed Oct 26 15:57:36 UTC 2011

On Wed October 26 2011, Will Moore wrote:
> I use a syslinux host build to generate a bootable USB flash drive on to which I
> install the buildroot built kernel and rootfs.
> I also build syslinux for the target that I include in the buildroot rootfs to
> allow the target device, as booted from the USB flash drive, to generate
> bootable PATA (aka IDE) flash drives - a sort of self installer.
> I would like to get buildroot to build the host and target syslinux for me.  I
> am just not sure how to go about it!  I have tried adjusting the existing
> syslinux.mk to make the SYSLINUX_BUILD/INSTALL_CMDS build for the target, added
> HOST_SYSLINUX_BUILD/INSTALL_CMDS for a host build and added $(eval $(call
> GENTARGETS,boot,syslinux,host)) but the host build doesn't seem to get run.  I
> conclude I don't know what I am doing :)
$(eval $(call GENTARGETS,host))

I think the recent infrastructure change included GENTARGETS.

> I also believe that we are currently just calling "make" where as the syslinux
> /doc/distrib.txt requests that we call "make clean" "make installer" instead.
> Regards,
> Will
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