[Buildroot] [PATCH] Add syslinux installer host package

Carlos Santos casantos at datacom.com.br
Mon Nov 12 00:03:10 UTC 2018


> From: "Thomas Petazzoni" <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
> To: "Alexander Sverdlin" <alexander.sverdlin at gmail.com>
> Cc: "buildroot" <buildroot at buildroot.org>, "Carlos Santos" <casantos at datacom.ind.br>
> Sent: Domingo, 11 de novembro de 2018 18:33:16
> Subject: Re: [Buildroot] [PATCH] Add syslinux installer host package

> Hello,
> 
> Thanks for this contribution! I'm adding Carlos Santos, who also uses
> syslinux.
> 
> On Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:06:47 +0100, Alexander Sverdlin wrote:
>> Add host installer for syslinux bootloader which allows to pre-install
>> syslinux in the generated firmware images. BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT
>> can do something like this:
>> 
>> 	${HOST_DIR}/usr/bin/syslinux -d /syslinux/ -i ${IMGFILE}
>> 
>> if the rest of syslinux is installed under /syslinux inside the firmware
>> image.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Sverdlin <alexander.sverdlin at gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  package/Config.in.host                    |  1 +
>>  package/syslinux-installer/Config.in.host |  7 +++++++
>>  package/syslinux-installer/syslinux.mk    | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> 
> Instead of making a separate package for this, what about adding a host
> variant of the existing syslinux package ?

host-sylinux makes sense. The package would not build syslinux for the
host, just the installer, but this would not be a real problem, since
host packages are meant to be tools used to generate the target system. 

-- 
Carlos Santos (Casantos) - DATACOM, P&D
“Marched towards the enemy, spear upright, armed with the certainty
that only the ignorant can have.” — Epitaph of a volunteer


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