[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] package/coreutils: allow building individual binaries

Markus Mayer mmayer at broadcom.com
Wed Apr 10 22:04:51 UTC 2019


On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 at 14:05, Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com> wrote:
>
> >>>>> "Markus" == Markus Mayer <mmayer at broadcom.com> writes:
>
>  > We add configuration option BR2_PACKAGE_COREUTILS_INDIVIDUAL_BINARIES
>  > so that coreutils can be built and installed as individual binaries.
>  > It can be used if the target file system doesn't support symlinks or
>  > symlinks are undesirable.
>
> Out of interest, what file system is that?

VFAT -- yeah I know. At least only as a possible install medium not as
the rootfs.

>  > The approach is modelled after Busybox's similarly named configuration
>  > option.
>
> The use case for individual binaries for busybox is afaik mainly for
> stuff like selinux, where you may want to have different policies for
> the different applets.

That would certainly be another use case, which could also be listed
in the commit message.

Regards,
-Markus


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