[Buildroot] [git commit branch/2018.02.x] core/pkg-generic: only save latest package list

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Tue May 1 20:58:26 UTC 2018

commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=a2b029afe5e98dc0ac58db47a3d4ed4eed19f39d
branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/2018.02.x

When rebuilding a package, simply appending the package's file list to
the global list means that the package list grows for every rebuild, as
does the time taken to check for files installed by multiple packages.
Furthermore, we get false positives where a file is reported as being
installed by multiple copies of the same package.

With this approach we may end up with orphaned files in the target
filesystem if a package that has been updated and rebuilt no longer
installs the same set of files, but we know that only a clean build will
produce reliable results.  In fact it may be helpful to identify these
orphaned files as evidence that the build is not clean.

Signed-off-by: John Keeping <john at metanate.com>
Reviewed-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
(cherry picked from commit d3dca1e9936bcaa0eed226a5bcb8c6a4d1fd1472)
Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 package/pkg-generic.mk | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/pkg-generic.mk b/package/pkg-generic.mk
index 3706834a5e..d635516734 100644
--- a/package/pkg-generic.mk
+++ b/package/pkg-generic.mk
@@ -63,6 +63,8 @@ GLOBAL_INSTRUMENTATION_HOOKS += step_time
 # $(2): base directory to search in
 # $(3): suffix of file  (optional)
 define step_pkg_size_inner
+	@touch $(BUILD_DIR)/packages-file-list$(3).txt
+	$(SED) '/^$(1),/d' $(BUILD_DIR)/packages-file-list$(3).txt
 	cd $(2); \
 	find . \( -type f -o -type l \) \
 		-newer $($(PKG)_DIR)/.stamp_built \

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