[Buildroot] [autobuild.buildroot.net] Build results for 2018-06-23

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Mon Jun 25 19:27:39 UTC 2018


On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:04:05 +0200, Peter Seiderer wrote:

> Related to the version bump to 2.46, now the static build is disabled by the tool author,
> make static in the wiringPi directory gives the following output:
> 	$ cd build/wiringpi-2.46/wiringPi && make static
>     wiringPi is no-longer shipped with the ability to statically link it.
>     Many reasons but the biggest issue is people who have statically linked
>     wiringPi into their product - for example a Pi UPS device or a Tetris-like
>     game and not subsequently shipped their modified sources. These people are
>     no better than common thieves with complete disregard to the conditions
>     of the LGPL that wiringPi ships with.
>     Additionally, many think it's a good idea to statically link wiringPi
>     into their favourite language - like Node, and Java and other itsy bitsy
>     little things. These people have a complete and utter disregard to what
>     happens underneath when e.g. the Linux kernel changes on the Pi then
>     wiringPi stops as it depends on some Pi kernel features, then the poor
>     user get in-touch with me and I've had over 10,000 emails so-far and
>     it's now beyond a joke.
>     Gordon Henderson, March 2018.
> What to do?

Stop packaging the crap that wiringpi is ?

> Honour Gordons request and disable wiringPi in buildroot for static
> builds or patch the wiringPi makefile to re-introduce the static linking?

Our policy has (almost) always been to comply with upstream requests,
so I would disable static linking for this package.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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