[LEDE-DEV] Dependency issues on custom packages and USE_MUSL visibility

Yousong Zhou yszhou4tech at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 23:34:23 PDT 2016

On 10 October 2016 at 04:03, Carlos Ferreira <carlosmf.pt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm having some issues regarding the implementation of new package
> options, due to their peculiar dependencies.
> I'm trying to implement a configuration option, which should exist
> only if the package libbz2 is selected. I understand that to do this,
> I should have something like this:
>     config new-option-with-libbz2-dependency
>         depends on PACKAGE_libbz2
>         bool "Optional support for libbz2."
>         default n
> Now, the thing is, the building system is not building libbz2 before
> the package, as a result of being a dependency, it is only hiding the
> option until libbz2 is selected in the menuconfig.
> Also, if I add:
>     select PACKAGE_libz2
> it will only select the package but not build it as a dependency.
> How can I force the compilation of libbz2 before the package is
> compiled, when my new option is selected?

Try using +new-option-with-libbz2-dependency:libbz2 . See
https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/devel/packages#dependency_types and
package makefile of dnsmasq for details

> Also, I would like to know how can I use the USE_MUSL symbol to add
> values to the TARGET_LDFLAGS variable. The following example seems not
> to work:
>     $(if $(@USE_MUSL), -pthread -lrt,) \
> What am I doing wrong?

Check `CONFIG_USE_MUSL` in Makefile.  It's not the same as the those
in `DEPENDS` and mconf, though related.


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> Carlos Miguel Ferreira
> Researcher at Telecommunications Institute
> Aveiro - Portugal
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