[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] tiff: ensure directory exists before installing to it

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Sep 23 07:37:51 UTC 2014

Dear Danomi Manchego,

On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:19:03 -0400, Danomi Manchego wrote:

> I do not have a defconfig that demonstrates this.  I tend to encounter
> these kind of error when I do the following trick to observe what
> exactly is installed to the target directory:
>     make tiff-rebuild TARGET_DIR=$(pwd)/TIFF
>     tree TIFF
> If I hit an error, they I figure that I'm just one mostly empty custom
> skeleton and convoluted dependency graph away from hitting the error
> in real life.  So then I submit a patch.

Ok, thanks for the explanation. However, I'm wondering if we want to
support this. By doing this, you completely circumvent the preparation
work that is done by Buildroot: when you do make tiff-rebuild, only the
building and installation steps are re-executed with a different
TARGET_DIR. So any preparation work done before, such as directories
created by the global "dirs" target (on which all packages depend) will
not be done in your new TARGET_DIR.

Peter, Fabio, any opinion on this?

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

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