[Buildroot] Open bug overview: help wanted!

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 18:32:47 UTC 2014

Hi Yann,

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:53 PM, Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> Thomas, All,
> On 2014-07-12 20:50 +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire spake thusly:
>> Here is a brief overview of the currently open bugs. Ideally we can
>> close many of them in the context of buildroot-2014.08.
>> Contributions in this area are more than welcome!
> Thanks for this summary! :-)

And thanks to all who provided feedback!

>> https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=7010 enhancement
>> unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org jamvm builds and runs fine under mips
>> (be)
>> This problem will be solved once jamvm 1.6.0 is released. The
>> maintainer of Jamvm has promised this already for some time, but so
>> far the release hasn't been made yet.
> No release, no mipseb support. The submitter should press the jamvm
> maintainer to do a release.

I have been doing this a few times, and the release was to happen Real
Soon Now... :)
Looking at the commit log, it seems he is now fixing warnings and
such, I'll wait a while and then bug him again.

>> https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=7172 major
>> unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org Name collision of rpath token
>> expansion and internal variables
>> The puzzle pieces for a solution are present in this bug report. All
>> it needs is someone caring enough to create a proper patch for this.
>> Any candidates?
> I'm not a fan of all this rpath trickery.
> Basically, the submitter (probably) wants this to run his
> buildroot-built system from somewhere else than / and does not want to
> chroot into it.
> Should we add complexity to Buildroot for this use-case?

I agree with the patches you sent to the list: one documentation patch
and a patch adding patchelf.

>> https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=5900 normal
>> unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org config flags to the Xenomai build
>> system ...
>> This problem should be investigated a little to see if there is
>> actually a problem or not, and if so where the problem is: in
>> buildroot or in Xenomai. Any takers?
> This one is indeed a bit tricky. I looked at what the Xenomai guys said:
> ---8<---
> Xenomai does not do anything special, it uses the autotools default
> which is:
> - if you pass CFLAGS and LDFLAGS on the right hand of the configure
> command line, the generated makefiles are hardcoded with these flags
> values, and you need not do anything special later on to get these flags
> used for all the compilations. This has been the recommended way of
> passing CFLAGS and LDFLAGS when building autotools-based projects for
> many years.
> - if you want to pass them as environment variables (so, on the left
> hand of the configure command line), the makefiles are not generated
> with these flags, so, you have to pass them in the environment of the
> "make" command.
> ---8<---
> Which indeed makes sense. And we do pass them as environment variables
> in package/pkg-autotools:
>     [...]
>     $$($$(PKG)_CONF_ENV) \
>     ./configure \
>     [...]
> So we should probably pass them after ./configure, i.e. on the right-hand
> side of ./configure.

I think we should reproduce the issue here. The xenomai guys are right
in the sense that we have to pass the same flags to the make command,
but we are normally doing that... If not then the xenomai.mk build
rules may need updating.

>> https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=7262 normal
>> unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org Generating locale en_US.UTF-8 fails on
>> 64bit fedora linux host
>> Anyone willing to investigate this?
> I can have a look...


>> 6230 minor unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org Cannot compile gcc without
>> threads (uClibc-based)
> ARM noMMU is basically broken, as Gustavo said in a comment.


>> 7118 enhancement abrodkin at synopsys.com Package "thrift" requires
>> atomic operations
> Should be closed, the patch has been applied:
>     http://git.buildroot.org/buildroot/commit/package/thrift?id=1aaa14d84f1c920423ed0286b78f64a2b4b2b575


>> 3427 enhancement s.martin49 at gmail.com New package: nginx
>> 261 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New package: wxWidgets
>> 325 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New package: ratpoison
>> 405 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New package: OpenVZ tools
>> 1309 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New package: rdiff-backup
>> 3655 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New package: libav
>> 3991 enhancement unassigned at buildroot.uclibc.org New Package:
>> open-vm-tools (Vmware Tools)
> New packages should be posted to the list.

Yes that is true, but do you suggest to simply close the bugs and
reject the patches?
A nicer solution would be that someone / several people adopt these
patches and resubmit them.

>> 7136 normal thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com ecryptfs-utils needs
>> gettext to run when glibc/eglibc is used
> Patches on the list.
>> 7142 normal thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com ecryptfs needs getent to run
> I can have a look.


Best regards,

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