Action Item #235
PiBox component rev: Buildroot
|Status:||Closed||Start date:||17 Oct 2013|
|Category:||04 - Root File System|
|Severity:||01 - Critical|
The default buildroot version is aging: 2013.02. The latest version is 2013.08.1. This needs to be tested to see if it will provide a correct build image for PiBox.
Updated: 2013.02/1.20.2 (Buildroot/Busybox version) was rev'd to 2013.11/1.21.1 in 2014-01. Now awaiting official Buildroot 2014.02 release.
RM #235: Add support for building Buildroot 2013.11. This is not the default yet, however.
#1 Updated by Hammel over 4 years ago
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
Buildroot 2013.08.1 has been tested with the build on Fedora 19 and appears to build correctly. It's test exposed a problem with the XBMC package provided by PiBox (which provides components necessary to run the XBMCbox opkg) but this is not related to the suitability of 2013.08.1 for use with PiBox.
The build is being tested on CentOS. After that the build image will be tested on the hardware. If those tests succeed then 2013.08.1 will become the default version of Buildroot for PiBox.
#3 Updated by Hammel about 4 years ago
- % Done changed from 60 to 70
Ported packages and patches to 2013.11. Build completed and tested under the current xcc and kernel. Seems to work fine. I've made it the default.
Busybox needs to be rev'd to the latest in order to make sure mdev has all support possible for kernel 3.5.x+ (post-USBFS). Unfortunately Buildroot 2011.13 doesn't have support for latest Busybox (1.22.0). But support is in mainline. So I can pull patches for it now and then do another rev when 2014.02 comes out, which should be very soon. Or I can just procrastinate and wait for 2014.02.
#4 Updated by Hammel about 4 years ago
- Priority changed from Low to Immediate
- Target version changed from 1.0 - Atreides to 0.8.0
- Severity changed from 04 - Low to 01 - Critical
Since there doesn't appear to be any down side to this, the bump to Buildroot 2014.02 and Busybox 1.22.x will be part of the 0.8.0 release.
#5 Updated by Hammel about 4 years ago
Just realized there are no patches for 1.22.x in Buildroot mainline. So I would need to add a patch to the Busybox package to add support for 1.22.x. Alternatively I could just use the daily snapshot. But I would need to make a config update for snapshot use in Buildroot.
#10 Updated by Hammel about 4 years ago
- % Done changed from 80 to 90
Added missing blkid to Busybox. This was originally in Buildroot 2013.02 but was pulled from 2013.11. Adding it into Busybox was easy but you have to specifically ask for filesystem type support.
This fixes finding and mounting mmcblk0p1 by mdev. However, it blockhandler.sh no longer mounts sda1 when the usb stick is inserted. So I still need to fix that in RM #271 before closing this issue.