[Buildroot] makedevs and symbolic links
aras.vaichas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 16:50:37 UTC 2013
On 6 February 2013 16:26, Thomas Petazzoni <
thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Aras Vaichas,
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:17:26 +0000, Aras Vaichas wrote:
> > I use Buildroot with my own custom root fs skeleton. My skeleton
> contains a
> > few symbolic links that I'd like to move out either into
> > the BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT or somewhere else.
> > makedevs seemed logical but it doesn't support symbolic link creation.
> > Is there a reason for this?
> > Would it be useful to add it?
> From my point of view, makedevs is here to do the things you can't do
> without being root: create device nodes and adjust ownership.
> Symbolic links can be created as non-root in a post-build script for
> example, so I'm not sure there's really a need to have support for
> symbolic links in makedevs.
> Or maybe I'm missing the point?
I understand that it doesn't make sense if you approach it from a non-root
user point of view.
>From a maintenance point of view, it's a "nice to have" if the creation of
the root fs can be defined in as few places as possible. I like how
makedevs works because I can look at a single file and I see a nice list of
all the files in my system. Ideally it would be great if I could remove my
skeleton/ directory and put everything into the BR2_ROOTFS_DEVICE_TABLE
makedevs currently creates regular files, directories, char dev files,
block dev files, and fifos. Adding symbolic links would make it "feature
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