[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] target-finalize: Use NULL deliminators when stripping the target directory.

andrewp at carallon.com andrewp at carallon.com
Wed Mar 18 15:10:29 UTC 2015

From: Andrew Parlane <andrewp at carallon.com>

Special characters in files or directories in the rootfs can cause problems when stripping files.
For example "target/some song.mp3" gets treated as two entries. "target/some" and "song.mp3" are both passed to $(STRIPCMD). This then errors saying files don't exist.

Additionally a ' and possibly other special characters in a file path causes xargs to give the error: "xargs: unmatched single quote; by default quotes are special to xargs unless you use the -0 option". This also has the effect of removing this entry and further entries from the list of files to strip.
This can be demonstrated by having a test directory with the files: "cat" "rabbit's" "elephant". then running the command: "find -name "*" -print | xargs"

To fix this we pass -print0 to find which seperates entries with a NULL character, and we pass -0 to xargs to tell it to only use NULL characters as the deliminator.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Parlane <andrewp at carallon.com>
 Makefile | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index af043a3..33a89b1 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -500,7 +500,7 @@ STRIP_FIND_CMD += -type f \( -perm /111 -o -name '*.so*' \)
 #   applications and libraries. Normally kernel modules are already excluded
 #   by the executable permission check above, so the explicit exclusion is only
 #   done for kernel modules with incorrect permissions.
-STRIP_FIND_CMD += -not \( $(call findfileclauses,libpthread*.so* *.ko $(call qstrip,$(BR2_STRIP_EXCLUDE_FILES))) \) -print
+STRIP_FIND_CMD += -not \( $(call findfileclauses,libpthread*.so* *.ko $(call qstrip,$(BR2_STRIP_EXCLUDE_FILES))) \) -print0
@@ -579,7 +579,7 @@ endif
 	rm -rf $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/doc $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/doc
 	rm -rf $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/gtk-doc
 	-rmdir $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share 2>/dev/null
-	$(STRIP_FIND_CMD) | xargs $(STRIPCMD) 2>/dev/null || true
+	$(STRIP_FIND_CMD) | xargs -0 $(STRIPCMD) 2>/dev/null || true
 	if test -d $(TARGET_DIR)/lib/modules; then \
 		find $(TARGET_DIR)/lib/modules -type f -name '*.ko' | \
 		xargs -r $(KSTRIPCMD); fi

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