[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 2/6] docs/manual: mention the new post-image mechanism
jacmet at uclibc.org
Fri Feb 8 21:01:34 UTC 2013
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:
Thomas> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
Thomas> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Thomas> * Fix typos noticed by Yann.
Thomas> * Mention that the post-image scripts are executed as the user
Thomas> executing Buildroot, i.e generally not the root user. Suggested by
Thomas> Samuel Martin.
Thomas> docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
Thomas> 1 file changed, 22 insertions(+)
Thomas> diff --git a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
Thomas> index fa04d85..97af580 100644
Thomas> --- a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
Thomas> +++ b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
Thomas> @@ -55,3 +55,25 @@ there are a few ways to customize the resulting target filesystem.
Thomas> target root filesystem in +package/customize/source+, and then
Thomas> enable this special package in the configuration system. _This
Thomas> method is marked as deprecated_.
Thomas> +Note also that if you want to perform some specific actions *after*
Thomas> +all filesystem images have been created (for example to automatically
Thomas> +extract your root filesystem tarball in a location exported by your
Thomas> +NFS server, or to create a special firmware image that bundles your
Thomas> +root filesystem and kernel image, or any other custom action), you can
Thomas> +specify a space-separated list of scripts in the
Thomas> ++BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT+ configuration option.
Thomas> +Each of those scripts will be called, with the path to the +images+
I don't think this comma should be here.
Thomas> +output directory as first and unique argument, and will be executed
Thomas> +with the main Buildroot source directory as the current
Thomas> +directory. Those scripts will be executed as the user that executes
Thomas> +Buildroot, which should normally not be the root user. Therefore, any
Thomas> +action requiring root permissions in one of these post-image script
Thomas> +will require special handling (usage of fakeroot or sudo), which is
Thomas> +left to the script developer.
Thomas> +Just like for the _post-build scripts_ mentionned above, you also have
Committed with these fixes, thanks.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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