Cross-posting to -devel since this issue hits how the configure script is written.
FWIW, I'm finding some discussion
about the use of the AC_CHECK_FILE macro in autoconf scripts. At the very end of configure.ac are two calls
to AC_CHECK_FILE. This macro is written to produce an error if invoked while cross-compiling (which is what I am doing).
Our build server does not have random or urandom but our target environment does. Wonder if this can be fixed by trying to find them on the staged target system?
In the meantime, I'll see if we can't get random and urandom on our build machine.
From: Albert Chu [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 1:25 PM
To: Detweiler, Dick [NETPWR/AVOCENT/AL]
Subject: RE: [Freeipmi-users] bitbake recipe?
On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 11:09 -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> Thanks for the response Al. I went ahead and started a recipe off of
> other similar packages in our environment. Configure is reporting
> this error:
> checking for /dev/urandom... configure: error: cannot check for file
> existence when cross compiling
> Is this something I can get around with an env variable or option
> passed into configure?
Hmmm. This is definitely new to me. I can only assume it's something
unique for your embedded environment (other folks that have done some
embedded porting have not hit this).
I could make a configure option to turn off checks for this.
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 1:07 PM
> To: Detweiler, Dick [NETPWR/AVOCENT/AL]
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] bitbake recipe?
> Hi Dick,
> I don't know of one personally. I know nothing about BitBake, other
> than the fact it is based on Gentoo's Portage. I know that FreeIPMI has
> been packaged for Gentoo, so I'm not sure if that's a good starting
> point or not.
> On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 10:41 -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I am wanting to include some of the freeipmi tools into an Open
> > Embedded system. Is there a bitbake recipe out there already or will
> > I need to generate one myself? Googled for it without success.
> > Thanks,
> > Dick Detweiler |Senior Software Engineer, MSD | Avocent | USA
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