[Buildroot] [PATCH 7/9] manual: misc. post-{build, image} scripts fixes

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Thu Feb 14 07:16:04 UTC 2013


On 13/02/13 23:59, Samuel Martin wrote:
> * update post-build scripts mechanism that now support several scripts
> * fix formatting
> 
> Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>
> ---
>   docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt | 30 ++++++++++++++++--------------
>   1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
> index 4a4d620..95dfc16 100644
> --- a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
> +++ b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
> @@ -25,18 +25,18 @@ there are a few ways to customize the resulting target filesystem.
>     directories, +.empty+ files and files ending with +~+ are excluded.
>     _Among these first 3 methods, this one should be preferred_.
>   
> -* In the Buildroot configuration, you can specify the path to a
> -  *post-build script*, that gets called 'after' Buildroot builds all the
> -  selected software, but 'before' the rootfs packages are
> -  assembled. The +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT+ will allow you to
> -  specify the location of your post-build script. This option can be
> +* In the Buildroot configuration, you can specify the pathes to a
> +  *post-build scripts*, that get called in order, *after* _Buildroot builds
> +  all the selected software_, but *before* _the rootfs packages are
> +  assembled_. The +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT+ will allow you to
> +  specify the location of your post-build scripts. This option can be

 Several remarks:

- pathes -> paths
- plural doesn't have 'a'
- bold should be used very sparsely
- don't see a reason to emphasize the Buildroot builds... clause.

 Alternative:

* In the Buildroot configuration, you can specify the paths to one or 
  more *post-build scripts*. These scripts are called in the given order,
  'after' Buildroot builds all the selected software, but 'before' the
  rootfs images are assembled. The +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT+ allows
  you to specify the location of your post-build scripts. This option can be


>     found in the +System configuration+ menu. The destination root
> -  filesystem folder is given as the first argument to this script,
> -  and this script can then be used to remove or modify any file in your
> +  filesystem folder is given as the first argument to these scripts,
> +  and these scripts can then be used to remove or modify any file in your
>     target filesystem. You should, however, use this feature with care.
>     Whenever you find that a certain package generates wrong or unneeded
> -  files, you should fix that package rather than work around it with a
> -  post-build cleanup script.
> +  files, you should fix that package rather than work around it with some
> +  post-build cleanup scripts.
>     You may also use these variables in your post-build script:
>       - +BUILDROOT_CONFIG+: the path to the Buildroot .config file
>       - +HOST_DIR+, +STAGING_DIR+, +TARGET_DIR+: see
> @@ -55,23 +55,25 @@ there are a few ways to customize the resulting target filesystem.
>     installation. Note that this method is *not recommended*, as it
>     duplicates the entire skeleton, which prevents from taking advantage
>     of the fixes or improvements brought to the default Buildroot
> -  skeleton. The recommended method is to use the _post-build script_
> +  skeleton. The recommended method is to use the _post-build scripts_
>     mechanism described in the previous item.
>   
> -Note also that if you want to perform some specific actions *after*
> -all filesystem images have been created (for example to automatically
> +Note also that you can use the *post-image scripts*
> +if you want to perform some specific actions *after* _all
> +filesystem images have been created_ (for example to automatically

 Same remark about emphasis.

 Regards,
 Arnout

>   extract your root filesystem tarball in a location exported by your
>   NFS server, or to create a special firmware image that bundles your
>   root filesystem and kernel image, or any other custom action), you can
>   specify a space-separated list of scripts in the
> -+BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT+ configuration option.
> ++BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT+ configuration option. This option can be
> +found in the +System configuration+ menu as well.
>   
>   Each of those scripts will be called with the path to the +images+
>   output directory as first and unique argument, and will be executed
>   with the main Buildroot source directory as the current
>   directory. Those scripts will be executed as the user that executes
>   Buildroot, which should normally not be the root user. Therefore, any
> -action requiring root permissions in one of these post-image script
> +action requiring root permissions in one of these _post-image scripts_
>   will require special handling (usage of fakeroot or sudo), which is
>   left to the script developer.
>   
> 


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