[Buildroot] Need HDF5 Package for buildroot

Williams Jr., Ernest L. ernesto at slac.stanford.edu
Wed Dec 31 03:28:24 UTC 2014

From: Thomas Petazzoni [thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:22 AM
To: Williams Jr., Ernest L.
Cc: buildroot at busybox.net
Subject: Re: [Buildroot] Need HDF5 Package for buildroot

Hello Ernesto,

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:06:12 +0000, Williams Jr., Ernest L. wrote:

> I am using "buildroot-2014.11" with the uclibc toolchain for  "x86" and "x86_64" targets.
> I do notice the packages along with the configuration files :)
> I have also looked at the documentation on how to add a new package.
> So, I am not re-inventing the wheel; does anyone already have package configs for the following:
> I need to have hdf5 support on my target.  hdf5 depends on both szip and zlib.

I am not aware of any effort to package hdf5 at this point. I had a
quick look, and it uses the autotools, so you could use the
autotools-package infrastructure in Buildroot to create a package for
hdf5, it should be fairly straightforward.

Note that the dependencies on zlib and szip are optional, according to

If you create a package for hdf5 and/or szip, please remember to submit
them upstream. This has several benefits: people with a strong
Buildroot expertise will review your changes and point to potential
issues/mistakes, and others will be able to benefit from the work
you've done.

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your guidance on this.

I will start with creating a package for szip and create a separate post



Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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