[Buildroot] [git commit branch/2018.02.x] linux: ensure images/ exist before creating files there

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Sun Dec 16 15:01:21 UTC 2018

commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=21a231e10425be0429643f904f9f441c92ed9fc0
branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/2018.02.x

When using an initramfs, on the first-pass build, we create a dummy cpio
so that the build succeeeds. The real cpio will come later, and we'll do
a second-pass build to use the actual cpio.

However, when we touch that dummy cpio, the images/ directory may not
yet exist, since commit d0f4f95e39 (Makefile: rework main directory
creation logic) removed its creation at the begining of the build, to
only at the moment we need it, i.e. during the *_INSTALL_IMAGES_CMDS

However, the linux build is not a _INSTALL_IMAGES_CMDS step, so there is
no guarantee that images/ already exist at that time.

Fix that by explicitly creating images/ before touching the dummy cpio.

Reported-by: Matthew Weber <matthew.weber at rockwellcollins.com>
Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Cc: Matthew Weber <matthew.weber at rockwellcollins.com>
Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
Reviewed-by: Matthew Weber <matthew.weber at rockwellcollins.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
(cherry picked from commit 524fb10bbe2038ea7ca45493193073d31732d1de)
Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 linux/linux.mk | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/linux/linux.mk b/linux/linux.mk
index 38a67edcd1..f1a34d4fe0 100644
--- a/linux/linux.mk
+++ b/linux/linux.mk
@@ -278,6 +278,7 @@ define LINUX_KCONFIG_FIXUP_CMDS
 	# replaced later by the real cpio archive, and the kernel will be
 	# rebuilt using the linux-rebuild-with-initramfs target.
+		mkdir -p $(BINARIES_DIR)
 		touch $(BINARIES_DIR)/rootfs.cpio
 		$(call KCONFIG_SET_OPT,CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE,"$${BR_BINARIES_DIR}/rootfs.cpio",$(@D)/.config)

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