[Buildroot] xapp_init: bad substitution of mcookie path in startx

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Jan 19 15:57:38 UTC 2013

On 19/01/13 14:42, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:27:58 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
>>    That's a perfectly clean solution - on condition that mcookie is indeed
>> installed on the target. I guess the option should therefore be in an
>> ifeq ($(BR2_PACKAGE_UTIL_LINUX),y)
>> XAPP_XINIT_CONF_OPT += MCOOKIE=/usr/bin/mcookie
>> endif
>>    Care to make a patch?
> We also have a mcookie package in package/x11r7/mcookie/. I guess the
> purpose was to avoid building the entire util-linux stuff just to get
> mcookie. Maybe we need to decide whether we want to use one mcookie
> solution (the standalone package) or the other (mcookie built as part
> of util-linux), and stick to it. No?

  That would indeed be better... In my allpackage build, the mcookie that 
ends up in target/usr/bin is the one from util-linux...

  Since mcookie is not in busybox, it does make sense to have a separate 
source for it. However, it's only used by xserver and at that point the 
additional size of util-linux isn't really an issue anymore...

  So I think we can safely remove mcookie.

  Or leave things as is, even.

  BTW, shouldn't xapp_xinit depend on XORG_SERVER? xinit tries to start 
an X server... If xapp_xinit depens on XORG_SERVER then the condition I 
proposed is no longer necessary, because MCOOKIE will be selected.


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