[Buildroot] Report from the Buildroot Developers Meeting

Daniel Nyström daniel.nystrom at timeterminal.se
Tue Feb 12 15:57:27 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Daniel Nyström,
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:14:37 +0100, Daniel Nyström wrote:
>> According to the announcement of udev and systemd being merged, they
>> claimed udev would still be able to be build independently (although
>> through the systemd source tree of course). I requested some info
>> regarding the D-Bus dependency in #systemd and here is the dialog:
>> < speakman> Just heard about udev and systemd merging. And it seems
>> like udev can still be compiled individually although from the same
>> source tree as systemd. But how about it's DBus dependency - will
>> "udev" compile without D-Bus libraries?
>> < ssuominen> speakman: yes, but you have to call specific Makefile.am
>> targets individually... and set environment flags DBUS_CFLAGS=' ' and
>>                    ' to get past the ./configure check
>> < ssuominen> speakman: gentoo is packaging udev like that, and ebuilds
>> are mostly bash, you could take look at the rather complex setup from
>> the ebuild
> Interesting, thanks for asking about this topic.
> Note that there was an effort last year to make this easier:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.hotplug.devel/17478. But it
> doesn't seem to have been merged, and the systemd maintainers don't
> think building D-Bus is a problem:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2012-June/005516.html.

That's one sad attitude by the developers. Looks like we're on our own here.

>> Regarding Buildroot I assume dbus and systemd will merge into one
>> single package. Are there anything preventing "systemd" from being
>> "optional" and depend on D-Bus only when enabled?
> Why would systemd and dbus would merge into one single package? Are you
> sure you didn't confuse with "systemd and udev would merge into one
> single package" ?

That's my typo, sorry.

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