[Buildroot] [PATCH 06/16] package/dosfstools: add missing symlinks

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sun Mar 8 22:04:30 UTC 2015

Dear Maxim Mikityanskiy,

On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:14:06 +0200, Maxim Mikityanskiy wrote:
> Install alternative symlinks for dosfstools mkfs.fat, fsck.fat and
> fatlabel. Those symlinks are generally installed by make install, but
> buildroot does not use make install for dosfstools, but symlinks should
> be installed anyway.
> Signed-off-by: Maxim Mikityanskiy <maxtram95 at gmail.com>

Thanks, I've applied your patch, but I've basically rewritten entirely
the installation logic to use makefile code instead of shell code. See

To be honest, I wonder why dosfstools provides such sub-options to
select which binaries should be installed. The binaries are really

-rwxr-xr-x 1 thomas thomas 40780 mars   8 22:59 fatlabel
-rwxr-xr-x 1 thomas thomas 42816 mars   8 22:59 fsck.fat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 thomas thomas 24432 mars   8 22:59 mkfs.fat

So I believe we could probably just install all of them unconditionally.

But oh, well, this is for another patch.


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

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