bareboxenv - tricky ptxdist behavior

Andreas Geisenhainer Andreas.Geisenhainer at
Wed May 27 01:05:23 PDT 2015

On 27/05/15 08:41 AM, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> Hi Alexander,
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:50:39AM +0200, Alexander Richter wrote:
>> Hallo,
>> I just used bareboxenv tool in linux userspace after a long
>> troublesome trip through ptxdist.
>> That would not have to be, if the description of "build bareboxenv
>> tool for target" in barebox config has said, that i has to enable
>> the tool  platformconfig.
> Is there a "in" missing in the sentence above? There is a platformconfig
> in ptxdist, but this is a file or a ptxdist subcommand, not a tool.
> Could you clarify what your problem was? I do not really understand.

Let me pitch in here.

Alexander tried to build `bareboxenv` by enabling it
within the barebox.config. He succeeded in doing so.
But the tool did not show up in the final rootfs because
the option "install bareboxenv" from platformconfig was not

Yes, the "build bareboxenv" tooltip cleary states that it will
be build. But there's no word about the "install barebox" option
in platformconfig.

At this point we wished for a small hint, pointing us in the right

I have no idea how to resolve this properly since barebox
(and bareboxenv) can be build without ptxdist and pointing to a
nonexisting (ptxdist-)configuration will get people confused.


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