[Buildroot] General questions
Thomas De Schampheleire
patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 10:04:24 UTC 2014
On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:20 AM, Sylvain LG <forum at sylvainlegourr.com> wrote:
> I develop some projects with Qt and run them on ARM embedded systems. OS is
> built by Buildroot.
> Since Qt 5.3.1 and QtCreator 3, GDB must support Python scripting.
> “The selected build of GDB does not support Python scripting it cannot be
> used in Qt Creator”
> I have to recompile gdb with these options:
> ./configure --prefix /usr/local/gdb-python2 --with-python
> What is the right way to achieve this?
In package/gdb/gdb.mk, you will have to update the HOST_GDB_CONF_OPT variable.
You shouldn't add --prefix, but only the --with-python flag.
Since not everyone will want this python dependency, you probably
should add an option for this. This is done in
I suggest to have a look at the recent TUI support that was added in
Buildroot for GDB, I think that the way to handle python support is
very similar, except that instead of host-ncurses as dependency,
you'll add host-python.
Additionally, from the Config.in.host file, you'll have to select
BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON. Due to this, you'll also need to propagate the
dependencies of python (seen in package/python/Config.in) as
dependencies of your new gdb-python-support option.
Have a look at http://buildroot.uclibc.org/downloads/manual/manual.html#_literal_config_in_literal_file
for this part.
> Could someone give me the guideline to contribute to Buildroot?
In general, there is some documentation at
Specifically for adding packages (or modifying existing packages), see
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