[Buildroot] [PATCH] systemd: add an option to use busybox's getty

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Jul 9 22:21:24 UTC 2018

On 09-07-18 10:02, Romain Naour wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> Le 08/07/2018 à 21:54, Jérémy Rosen a écrit :
>> Currently, the patch to replace agetty with busybox's getty is always
>> applied.
>> this patch adds a compile-time option to systemd to choose either agetty
>> or busybox's getty and chooses the correct option depending on agetty being
>> selected in busybox
> As discussed privately, if you want an example on how apply a patch
> conditionally you can take a look at the gcc package [1].

 I don't think we want to apply patches conditionally. In fact, Jérémy's change
is much better, because it makes the patch upstreamable.

 That said, as discussed on IRC, a much easier approach would be to overwrite
systemd's getty unit files with custom buildroot unit files in case
UTIL_LINUX_AGETTY is not selected. Then the patch could be dropped entirely.


> This has been introduced by [2] but there is some other place where
> $(APPLY_PATCHES) is used (conditionally or unconditionally).
> $(APPLY_PATCHES) is defined in package/Makefile.in but this way to use it is not
> documented in the manual [3].
> Best regards,
> Romain
> [1] https://git.busybox.net/buildroot/tree/package/gcc/gcc.mk#n41
> [2]
> https://git.busybox.net/buildroot/commit/?id=197006a41c1a0450bf6350d5742e186b5b0c69de
> [3] http://nightly.buildroot.org/manual.html#patch-policy
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