[Buildroot] [PATCH] Busybox libselinux dependency.

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sun Mar 22 16:21:08 UTC 2015

On 22/03/15 17:02, Christopher Stone wrote:
> If you select the selinux applets when configuring busybox then the busybox
> build fails due to a missing selinux.h file. This is because there is no
> dependency on libselinux in the busybox make. The lack of dependency is
> completely understandable, since there is no such dependency when a user does
> not configure in the selinux applets. The attached patch adds a libselinux
> dependency to the busybox make when the libselinux package has been selected for
> the target. It is not unreasonable to assume that if a user selects libselinux,
> then he may also select the busybox selinux applets. Additionally, if the user
> has already selected libselinux for the target, then adding a dependency to
> libselinx to busybox does no harm, even if the user does not configure in the
> selinux applet, yet the build will not fail if the user does select those applets.
> Thus, I submit the attached patch for your consideration.

 Hi Christopher,

 Thank you for your patch. However, you have not followed the patch submission
guidelines [1] which makes the patch harder to review. I'll indicate a few
points here, but there will probably be more.

 The patch title should be:

busybox: add conditional dependency on libselinux

 The explanation you give in your mail above should be put in the commit message.

 The comment you added is a bit long, perhaps:

# The user may select the selinux support applets.
# We'll assume he's smart enough to select libselinux in that case.
BUSYBOX_LDFLAGS += -lselinux


[1] http://nightly.buildroot.org/manual.html#submitting-patches

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