[Buildroot] [PATCH] netcat: add forced dependence on BusyBox

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Mar 31 22:31:40 UTC 2018

On 01-04-18 00:25, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 31-03-18 12:34, Romain Naour wrote:
>> Hi Carlos,
>> Le 12/10/2017 à 17:14, Carlos Santos a écrit :
>>> It may be necessary if packages become built in parallel, leading to a
>>> race condition on the creation of the "nc" link. Moreover, netcat is as
>>> shy as BusyBox and would not override an existing file/link, so we must
>>> remove $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/bin/nc in advance.
>>> Of course this still leaves a race conditon if other netcat competitors
>>> but we must assume thet the user is a grown-up person who knows what is
>>> doing.
>> It seems you are using a custom busybox config file because the netcat applet is
>> disabled by default.
>> I'm agree, the dependency on busybox is missing but the TARGET_HOOKS doesn't
>> seems necessary. I removed it and netcat package is able to override the busybox
>> symlink.
>>  /usr/bin/install -c netcat output/target/usr/bin/netcat
>  I've applied, after removing the unneeded removal of nc.
>  If it turns out to be needed after all, please submit a follow-up patch.

 OK, so it *was* needed, so I pushed a follow-up commit that does the removal.

 I've done that unconditionally, though, the 'nc' could come from somewhere else
as well.


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