[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 2/4] skeleton: use BR2_SYSTEM_DEFAULT_PATH as default PATH

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Dec 30 21:52:27 UTC 2018


On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:58:12 -0800, Markus Mayer wrote:
> We substitute the path specified in system/skeleton/etc/profile with
> the path specified in the configuration variable
> $(BR2_SYSTEM_DEFAULT_PATH) is a Kconfig string. So it is already
> quoted, which is exactly what we want.

I am curious about this sentence: why is it "exactly what we want" ?

> diff --git a/system/skeleton/etc/profile b/system/skeleton/etc/profile
> index 1255d23ff40d..db29e44920e8 100644
> --- a/system/skeleton/etc/profile
> +++ b/system/skeleton/etc/profile
> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
> -export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
> +export PATH=@PATH@

Indeed, the variable assignment was not double quoted before, and now
it becomes double quoted:

export PATH="/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin"

is what I have in the resulting /etc/profile.

So does "exactly what we want" means "preserves the existing behavior"
or means "is better than the existing behavior" for some reason ?

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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