[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/1] boot/systemd-boot: new package

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Dec 15 13:47:11 UTC 2018


James, All,

On 2018-12-15 04:09 -0700, James Hilliard spake thusly:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> > On 2018-12-15 03:43 -0700, James Hilliard spake thusly:
> > > systemd-boot needed to be built at the same time as the userspace
> > > tools for systems that have a systemd init system for the integration
> > > to work properly.
> > OK, so we need to think it a bit, then. Is it the boot part that needs
> > the userland part, of the userland that needs the boot part, of they
> > both need to know each other?
> Mostly userland that needs to know the boot part, the boot part itself
> doesn't really care what OS it is booting.

OK, so we should be able to build systemd-boot as its own package.

Then, we just configure systemd with boot support.

> > One option I can think of quickly, is that we could have a systemd-boot
> > package that is only available when systemd is not enabled, and an option
> > in systemd to install the boot part when systemd is enabled.
> I was trying to avoid having fully separate packages since that would
> create a lot of maintenance overhead keeping both up to date as well.
> Is there something wrong with having a fake boot package that
> configures the appropriate options in the primary systemd package?

What is wrong is that it makes the systemd package *and* the init
selectionmuch more copmplex, and this is not acceptable (IMHO).

I'd rather have a second package that is trivial, with mimimum, if at
all, changes in the main systemd package.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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