[Buildroot] [Bug 7172] Name collision of rpath token expansion and internal variables

Mike Zick minimod at morethan.org
Sun Jun 8 12:57:48 UTC 2014

On Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:24:13 +0200
Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Hmm...
> > I guess I should add a selection to build host-patchelf to BR.
> > Someone else out there might need it, even if they don't need
> > ld.so token expansion in runpath and/or rpath.
> >
> > Thanks for taking the time to check this out.
> > Might have to mark it as: "Can't be fixed" in the bug tracker.
> >  
> BTW, why do you need to tweak RPATH in the target fs? What is your
> use-case? (just curious ;-])
> Buildroot builds and installs everything consistently, so libraries
> get installed in /lib and /usr/lib, and binaries do not have any
> Usually, one needs RPATH when some binaries needs libraries that are
> not installed in the default locations.
> Some others solutions are:
> 1) set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the binary environment;
> 2) add the additional paths in some
> $(TARGET_DIR)/etc/ld.so.conf.d/*.conf files.

After-market feature supplements for consumer devices. 
In this case, the Amazon Kindle e-book readers:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=150 (as: knc1)
Specifically, the project-of-the-moment:
See: ARMhf on the Kindle(s) at the first link above.

Requirements (limitations, opportunities to stretch mind, etc):

* Do not disturb Amazon/Lab126 system image.
** Limited storage space for changes
** Causes end-users no end of grief when a vendor update is issued
** No Kernel / u-boot updates allowed - outside of end-user skills

* End-user additions to reside in user accessible storage (same
storage used by books)
** Its FAT32 (no sym-links)
** Supplement the vendors old (pre-GPLv3) soft-float system and
applications with a modern hard-float system and applications. 
(devices more recent than the Kindle Keyboard are Cortex-A{8,9}).

The Buildroot related issue-of-the-moment:




Might well be useful in our simplified FHS extension layout.

- - - -

If you own a Kindle (grayscale) e-book reader - give some of our stuff
a try.  (Hint: Start with the KUAL application launcher.)

We (the Mobileread developer community) have done everything from change
the battery graphic to a percentage display;
upto and including speaker independent voice recognition reader control.

A real "busman's holiday" for embedded firmware developers.  ;)


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