[Buildroot] [PATCH] add toybox (was Re: Question about adding toybox.mk.)

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Sep 22 11:38:46 UTC 2014


On 09/16/14 14:44, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 09/11/14 00:12, Rob Landley wrote:
>> My toybox project (http://landley.net/toybox) is another multicall
>> binary posix command line implementation in the same genre as busybox.
>> (Toybox is public domain instead of GPL and I think the code's a lot
>> better, but I would, wouldn't I?) Point is, it potentially replaces a
>> bunch of other packages.
>>
>> Various people have added it to buildroot, the first google hit is:
>>
>> https://gfiber.googlesource.com/buildroot/+/968ebdd190e2aa15357f44e388c9896fbc8f9ca3/package/toybox/toybox.mk
>>
>> So I was thinking of formally submitting a toybox.mk to you guys
>> upstream, but I've hit a snag:
>>
>> Busybox is kind of deeply embedded into buildroot, with 227 lines of
>> busybox.mk covering a bunch of config symbols and special cases for
>> selectively hiding and otherwise interacting with lots of other
>> packages, and it's not just that one file:
>>
>>   $ grep -irl busybox buildroot/ | wc -l
>>   89
>>
>> Swapping out busybox for toybox seems about as intrusive as swapping out
>> uClibc for musl. Does anyone have any hints how I should go about it
>> before I start? (Having buildroot's toybox.mk define BLAH_BUSYBOX symbol
>> names, seems... untidy?)
> 
>  The reason that busybox appears in so many other packages is just to make sure
> that the executables from the full package override the ones from busybox.
> However, in a first step, it's OK to assume that the full package is not
> selected when you configure some feature of toybox. We can later correct it if
> necessary.

Here's my first stab at it. To switch off busybox you have to disable
busybox init in the system settings. For toybox to show up you have to
switch on largefile and wchar in uClibc (or just use musl or glibc).

--- /dev/null	2014-08-15 22:36:13.247368743 -0500
+++ buildroot/package/toybox/Config.in	2014-09-20 18:07:19.821569067 -0500
@@ -0,0 +1,24 @@
+config BR2_PACKAGE_TOYBOX
+	bool "Toybox"
+	depends on BR2_LARGEFILE && BR2_USE_WCHAR
+	help
+	  Toybox combines common Linux command line utilities together into
+	  a single executable that's simple, small, fast, and reasonably
+	  standards compliant.
+
+	  It was started by an ex-maintainer of BusyBox, and uses the same
+	  "multicall binary configured at build time via menuconfig" approach,
+	  but is a fresh implementation that uses no busybox code.
+
+	  Toybox is licensed under a "zero clause" BSD variant which grants
+	  the same blanket permissions but removes the requirement to copy
+	  specific license text into derivative works, essentially placing
+	  its code into the public domain.
+
+config BR2_PACKAGE_TOYBOX_CONFIG
+	string "Toybox configuration file:"
+	default "package/toybox/toybox.config"
+	depends on BR2_PACKAGE_TOYBOX
+	help
+	  Specify an alternative config file location enabling a different
+	  set of commands in toybox. The default file equals "make defconfig".
--- /dev/null	2014-08-15 22:36:13.247368743 -0500
+++ buildroot/package/toybox/toybox-0001-portability.patch	2014-09-20 18:44:23.813511200 -0500
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+Workaround for uClibc's lack of posix-2008 compliance.
+
+diff -r 74b29c369420 lib/portability.h
+--- a/lib/portability.h
++++ b/lib/portability.h
+@@ -74,6 +74,8 @@
+ #include <unistd.h>
+ #include <stdio.h>
+ ssize_t getdelim(char **lineptr, size_t *n, int delim, FILE *stream);
++char *stpcpy(char *dest, const char *src);
++pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);
+ 
+ // uClibc's last-ever release was in 2012, so of course it doesn't define
+ // any flag newer than MS_MOVE, which was added in 2001 (linux 2.5.0.5),
--- /dev/null	2014-08-15 22:36:13.247368743 -0500
+++ buildroot/package/toybox/toybox.config	2014-09-20 18:38:24.897520539 -0500
@@ -0,0 +1,169 @@
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_CONTAINER=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_FIFREEZE=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_ICONV=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_FALLOCATE=y
+
+#
+# Posix commands
+#
+CONFIG_BASENAME=y
+CONFIG_CAL=y
+CONFIG_CAT=y
+CONFIG_CHGRP=y
+CONFIG_CHMOD=y
+CONFIG_CKSUM=y
+CONFIG_CMP=y
+CONFIG_COMM=y
+CONFIG_CP=y
+CONFIG_CP_MORE=y
+CONFIG_CP_MV=y
+CONFIG_CP_MV_MORE=y
+CONFIG_CPIO=y
+CONFIG_CUT=y
+CONFIG_DATE=y
+CONFIG_DF=y
+CONFIG_DF_PEDANTIC=y
+CONFIG_DIRNAME=y
+CONFIG_DU=y
+CONFIG_ECHO=y
+CONFIG_ENV=y
+CONFIG_EXPAND=y
+CONFIG_FALSE=y
+CONFIG_GREP=y
+CONFIG_HEAD=y
+CONFIG_ID=y
+CONFIG_ID_GROUPS=y
+CONFIG_ID_LOGNAME=y
+CONFIG_KILL=y
+CONFIG_KILLALL5=y
+CONFIG_LINK=y
+CONFIG_LN=y
+CONFIG_LS=y
+CONFIG_LS_COLOR=y
+CONFIG_MKDIR=y
+CONFIG_MKFIFO=y
+CONFIG_NICE=y
+CONFIG_NL=y
+CONFIG_NOHUP=y
+CONFIG_OD=y
+CONFIG_PASTE=y
+CONFIG_PATCH=y
+CONFIG_PWD=y
+CONFIG_RENICE=y
+CONFIG_RM=y
+CONFIG_RMDIR=y
+CONFIG_SLEEP=y
+CONFIG_SLEEP_FLOAT=y
+CONFIG_SORT=y
+CONFIG_SORT_BIG=y
+CONFIG_SORT_FLOAT=y
+CONFIG_SPLIT=y
+CONFIG_STRINGS=y
+CONFIG_TAIL=y
+CONFIG_TAIL_SEEK=y
+CONFIG_TEE=y
+CONFIG_TIME=y
+CONFIG_TOUCH=y
+CONFIG_TRUE=y
+CONFIG_TTY=y
+CONFIG_UNAME=y
+CONFIG_UNIQ=y
+CONFIG_UNLINK=y
+CONFIG_UUDECODE=y
+CONFIG_UUENCODE=y
+CONFIG_WC=y
+CONFIG_WHO=y
+CONFIG_XARGS=y
+
+#
+# Other commands
+#
+CONFIG_ACPI=y
+CONFIG_BLKID=y
+CONFIG_BZCAT=y
+CONFIG_CATV=y
+CONFIG_CHROOT=y
+CONFIG_CHVT=y
+CONFIG_CLEAR=y
+CONFIG_COUNT=y
+CONFIG_DOS2UNIX=y
+CONFIG_EJECT=y
+CONFIG_FALLOCATE=y
+CONFIG_FREE=y
+CONFIG_FREERAMDISK=y
+CONFIG_FSFREEZE=y
+CONFIG_HELP=y
+CONFIG_HELP_EXTRAS=y
+CONFIG_IFCONFIG=y
+CONFIG_INSMOD=y
+CONFIG_LOGIN=y
+CONFIG_LOSETUP=y
+CONFIG_LSATTR=y
+CONFIG_CHATTR=y
+CONFIG_LSMOD=y
+CONFIG_LSUSB=y
+CONFIG_MAKEDEVS=y
+CONFIG_MKPASSWD=y
+CONFIG_MKSWAP=y
+CONFIG_MODINFO=y
+CONFIG_MOUNTPOINT=y
+CONFIG_NETCAT=y
+CONFIG_NETCAT_LISTEN=y
+CONFIG_ONEIT=y
+CONFIG_PARTPROBE=y
+CONFIG_PIVOT_ROOT=y
+CONFIG_PMAP=y
+CONFIG_PRINTENV=y
+CONFIG_PWDX=y
+CONFIG_READAHEAD=y
+CONFIG_READLINK=y
+CONFIG_REALPATH=y
+CONFIG_REBOOT=y
+CONFIG_REV=y
+CONFIG_RFKILL=y
+CONFIG_RMMOD=y
+CONFIG_SETSID=y
+CONFIG_STAT=y
+CONFIG_SWAPOFF=y
+CONFIG_SWAPON=y
+CONFIG_SWITCH_ROOT=y
+CONFIG_SYSCTL=y
+CONFIG_TAC=y
+CONFIG_TASKSET=y
+CONFIG_TIMEOUT=y
+CONFIG_TRUNCATE=y
+CONFIG_UNSHARE=y
+CONFIG_UPTIME=y
+CONFIG_USLEEP=y
+CONFIG_VCONFIG=y
+CONFIG_VMSTAT=y
+CONFIG_W=y
+CONFIG_WHICH=y
+CONFIG_YES=y
+
+#
+# Linux Standard Base commands
+#
+CONFIG_DMESG=y
+CONFIG_HOSTNAME=y
+CONFIG_KILLALL=y
+CONFIG_MD5SUM=y
+CONFIG_MD5SUM_SHA1SUM=y
+CONFIG_MKNOD=y
+CONFIG_MKTEMP=y
+CONFIG_PASSWD=y
+CONFIG_PIDOF=y
+CONFIG_SEQ=y
+CONFIG_SU=y
+CONFIG_SYNC=y
+CONFIG_UMOUNT=y
+
+#
+# Toybox global settings
+#
+CONFIG_TOYBOX=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_SUID=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_FLOAT=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_HELP=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_HELP_DASHDASH=y
+CONFIG_TOYBOX_I18N=y
--- /dev/null	2014-08-15 22:36:13.247368743 -0500
+++ buildroot/package/toybox/toybox.mk	2014-09-20 18:38:17.509520730 -0500
@@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
+################################################################################
+#
+# toybox
+#
+################################################################################
+
+TOYBOX_VERSION = 0.4.9
+TOYBOX_SITE = http://landley.net/toybox/downloads
+TOYBOX_SOURCE = toybox-$(TOYBOX_VERSION).tar.bz2
+TOYBOX_LICENSE = Public domain, BSD-0c
+TOYBOX_LICENSE_FILES = LICENSE
+
+TOYBOX_KCONFIG_FILE = $(call qstrip,$(BR2_PACKAGE_TOYBOX_CONFIG))
+
+define TOYBOX_BUILD_CMDS
+	$(TARGET_MAKE_ENV) CROSS_COMPILE="$(TARGET_CROSS)" \
+		$(MAKE) -C $(@D)
+endef
+
+define TOYBOX_INSTALL_TARGET_CMDS
+	$(TARGET_MAKE_ENV) PREFIX="$(TARGET_DIR)" \
+		$(MAKE) -C $(@D) install
+endef
+
+
+$(eval $(kconfig-package))
diff --git a/package/Config.in b/package/Config.in
index 73ba86a..742a8c0 100644
--- a/package/Config.in
+++ b/package/Config.in
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 menu "Target packages"
 
 	source "package/busybox/Config.in"
+	source "package/toybox/Config.in"
 
 menu "Audio and video applications"
 	source "package/alsa-utils/Config.in"

Thanks,

Rob


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