[Buildroot] [PATCH 2/2] core/sdk: don't mangle symlinks with '.' or '..' at start

Joel Carlson JoelsonCarl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 19:39:45 UTC 2018

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:10 AM Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> From: Joel Carlson <JoelsonCarl at gmail.com>
> The current transform changes any '.' at the start of a filename to
> $(BR2_SDK_PREFIX). This also applies to the target of a symlink, when
> it is relative.
> We thus might end up with something like:
>     $(BR2_SDK_PREFIX)/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-ar ->
>     $(BR2_SDK_PREFIX)./opt/ext-toolchain/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-ar
> when it should be:
>     $(BR2_SDK_PREFIX)/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-ar ->
>     ../opt/ext-toolchain/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-ar
> We fix that by making sure we always remove a known prefix, i.e. we
> remove the path to host dir. The obvious solution would be to cd into
> $(HOST_DIR)/.. , then tar ./host/ and finally use a --transfrom pattern
> as 's,^\./$(notdir $(HOST_DIR)),$(BR2_SDK_PREFIX)'.
> Since $(HOST_DIR) can point to a user-supplied location, we don't know
> very well how the pattern may patch.
> Instead, we cd into / and tar the full path to $(HOST_DIR).
> Since tar removes any leading '/', it would spurr a warning message,
> which is annoying. So we explicitly remove the leading '/' from
> $(HOST_DIR) when we tar it.
> Finally, we transform all filenames to replace a leading $(HOST_DIR)
> (without a leading /) to the prefix to use.
> Signed-off-by: Joel Carlson <JoelsonCarl at gmail.com>
> [yann.morin.1998 at free.fr:
>   - use a single transform pattern
>   - use full HOST_DIR path as pattern to replace
>   - update commit log accordingly
> ]
> Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>

So not sure what protocol is on tags when this is essentially v2 of my
own patch, but...
Reviewed-by: Joel Carlson <JoelsonCarl at gmail.com>
Tested-by: Joel Carlson <JoelsonCarl at gmail.com>

Applied this and the first patch to my branch and made sure my SDKs
seemed to have the correct links.

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