[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] grub: build for host

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Sep 6 16:16:29 UTC 2011

On Monday 05 September 2011 08:57:31, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Hello,
> Le Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:51:54 +0300,
> Darius Augulis <augulis.darius at gmail.com> a écrit :
> > +GRUB_DEPENDENCIES = host-grub
> This raises a question similar to the one I asked for syslinux, but in
> the opposite side. I don't think host-grub is a build dependency of the
> target grub (i.e the target grub *can* be compiled without host-grub
> being compiled), even though host-grub might be useful when grub is
> enabled.

 In the case of grub, the dependency is in fact the inverse: you need staging-
grub to have properly cross-compiled stageXXX files.  (Well, actually, that 
didn't work for me at all so I just installed grub-legacy on my build machine; 
but I hope that is fixed with Darius' patches.)

> What should we do in this case? At least we should have a consistent
> decision between syslinux (patches by Arnout) and grub (patches by
> Darius).

 Actually it's a bit similar to host-gdb: it's not used by buildroot itself, 
it's supposed to be used by the developer.  So it probably should be a 
configuration option to build host-bootloader-installers.

> I think we should create in the documentation a "Package specific
> comments" part, in which we could detail some subtleties of various
> packages.

 Yep.  After the asciidoc conversion :-)


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