[v3,3/5] Makefile: check rootfs overlays with BR2_ROOTFS_MERGED_USR enabled

Message ID 20180507144431.14488-4-casantos@datacom.ind.br
State New
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  • Improve verification of custom rootfs skeletons and overlays
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Carlos Santos May 7, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Add a step to target-finalize that checks each rootfs overlay, following
the criteria established for custom skeletons and using the same script
uesd by skeleton-custom.mk.

Add a paragraph to the documentation clarifying that rootfs overlays
don't need to contain /bin, /lib or /sbin and must not contain them when

Signed-off-by: Carlos Santos <casantos@datacom.ind.br>
Changes v1->v2:

- Rebase series to HEAD of master branch
- Rework commit message and documentation, as suggested by Thomas

Changes v2-v3:

- Move the removal of --keep-dirlinks in the call to rsync to a separate
 Makefile                         | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt |  8 ++++++++
 2 files changed, 24 insertions(+)


diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index c024c65f78..64c97ce6e2 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -746,6 +746,22 @@  endif
 	@$(call MESSAGE,"Sanitizing RPATH in target tree")
 	$(TOPDIR)/support/scripts/fix-rpath target
+# For a merged /usr, ensure that /lib, /bin and /sbin and their /usr
+# counterparts are appropriately setup as symlinks ones to the others.
+ifeq ($(BR2_ROOTFS_MERGED_USR),y)
+	@$(foreach d, $(call qstrip,$(BR2_ROOTFS_OVERLAY)), \
+		$(call MESSAGE,"Sanity check in overlay $(d)"); \
+		not_merged_dirs="$$(support/scripts/check-merged-usr.sh $(d))"; \
+		test -n "$$not_merged_dirs" && { \
+			echo "ERROR: The overlay in $(d) is not" \
+				"using a merged /usr for the following directories:" \
+				$$not_merged_dirs; \
+			exit 1; \
+		} || true$(sep))
+endif # merged /usr
 	@$(foreach d, $(call qstrip,$(BR2_ROOTFS_OVERLAY)), \
 		$(call MESSAGE,"Copying overlay $(d)"); \
 		rsync -a --ignore-times --keep-dirlinks $(RSYNC_VCS_EXCLUSIONS) \
diff --git a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
index 9d3a62ddaf..bb6d8da6bf 100644
--- a/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/customize-rootfs.txt
@@ -22,6 +22,14 @@  A filesystem overlay is a tree of files that is copied directly
   etc., files called +.empty+ and files ending in +~+ are excluded from
   the copy.
+Filesystem overlays don't need to contain the '/bin', '/lib' or '/sbin'
+  directories, since they are created automatically during the build.
+  When +BR2_ROOTFS_MERGED_USR+ is enabled, then the overlay must not
+  contain the '/bin', '/lib' or '/sbin' directories, as Buildroot will
+  create them as symbolic links to the relevant folders in '/usr'.  In
+  such a situation, should the overlay have any programs or libraries,
+  they should be placed in '/usr/bin', '/usr/sbin' and '/usr/lib'.
 As shown in xref:customize-dir-structure[], the recommended path for
   this overlay is +board/<company>/<boardname>/rootfs-overlay+.