[Buildroot] libglib2 (or maybe libffi) build failure

Mark Jackson mpfj-list at newflow.co.uk
Wed Nov 27 17:27:14 UTC 2013

On 27/11/13 17:16, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Mark Jackson,
> On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:03:20 +0000, Mark Jackson wrote:
>> Aha ... the previous "buildroot" entry in $PATH is the cuplrit.
> Ok. It's true that having an already existing cross-compiler and
> Buildroot installation in the PATH can possibly cause some issues,
> though I'd like this to work properly.

Hmmm .. thinking about it, I don't think I did a make clean when I switched
to my new testing branch.

What's the recommended method ?

I recall I did something like:-

[git clone to directory "buildroot"]
$ git checkout 2013.02 -b good
$ make menuconfig
$ make
... build okay ...

Then when I started on the new "updated" branch:-

$ cp -a buildroot buildroot-bt
$ git checkout origin/master -b master
$ git pull
$ make menuconfig
$ make
... build fails ...

I can see now that this might cause all sorts of config issues !!

>> The foo.log file contains lines such as:-
>> 15616 open("/home/mpfj/buildroot/output/host/usr/arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabi/sysroot/usr/lib/pkgconfig/libcrypto.pc", O_RDONLY)
>>                        ^^^^^^^^^
>> I guess it's now in a confused state, so I should do a full clean ?
> Can you give us the contents of host/usr/bin/pkg-config ? It is a
> wrapper shell script that sets a bunch of variables and calls pkgconf.

PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR=${PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR:-/home/mpfj/buildroot/output/host/usr/arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabi/sysroot/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/home/mpfj/buildroot/output/host/usr/arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabi/sysroot/usr/share/pkgconfig} PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR=${PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR:-/home/mpfj/buildroot/output/host/usr/arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabi/sysroot} $(dirname $0)/pkgconf $@

> I would nonetheless like to have your full "foo.log", to see more
> precisely what's going on with pkg-config.


>> If so, can you tell me if it's possible to keep 2 different toolchains in use ?
>> The original "buildroot" path was to my "known-good" buildroot setup (based on
>> 2013.02), but I'm looking to update things to the latest.
>> I'd rather not destroy my existing toolchain setup, so is it possible to set things
>> up to handle 2 buildroots at the same time ?
> It is possible, just don't have one in the PATH in a permanent way. The
> way I typically do things is by adjusting the PATH only in the
> shell/terminal I'm going to use the toolchain, or even use the full
> toolchain path.
> Again, I believe we should continue to investigate this some more, I'd
> like to understand the root of the problem and see if there's a
> reasonable fix for it (even though I believe there might be several
> other issues in trying to do a Buildroot build with an existing
> Buildroot build in the PATH).

Your help is much appreciated.

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