[OE-core] sstate reuse for -native, -cross across different host glibc version, how to make it work?
clarson at kergoth.com
Sun Mar 25 21:52:32 CEST 2012
On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM, McClintock Matthew-B29882
<B29882 at freescale.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Tom Rini <tom.rini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 04:35:12PM +0000, McClintock Matthew-B29882 wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Richard Purdie
>>> <richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>>> > On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 13:22 +0100, Koen Kooi wrote:
>>> >> I turned on sstate mirroring for angstrom recently and I'm getting
>>> >> reports of build failures due to missing GLIBC_2.14 symbols:
>>> >> arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-gcc: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6:
>>> >> version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by
>>> >> arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-gcc)
>>> >> The sstate tarballs are built on a Fedora16 VM and the breakage occurs
>>> >> when it being used on systems with an older c library (e.g. debian).
>>> >> To get rid of this problem there are multiple options, but I think the
>>> >> 2 most obvious are:
>>> >> 1) inject host distroname and distroversion into the checksums
>>> >> 2) build everything against a native libc
>>> > 3) Use an older version on the VM which is the oldest distro you plan to
>>> > build against.
>>> >> Would it be appropriate to get 1) into oe-core before the branchpoint?
>>> > We've talked about this and its been on the "to fix" list but nobody has
>>> > got around to it. Its hard as we need to come up with something that
>>> > isn't going to kill performance of the checksum calculations. A cat
>>> > operation on a few files for each checksum for example isn't
>>> > appropriate. We may need to do something at the bitbake level as there
>>> > is also the issue of checksuming local files such as those in file://
>>> > urls and including that in the sstate checksums.
>>> > So whilst I'd love to see fixes for these and they are bugfixes, they're
>>> > going to have to be well written patches and its late in cycle for
>>> > invasive changes :(.
>>> Can't you just inject a variable into native.bbclass:
>>> LIBC_DEP = `ldd /bin/sh | grep libc`
>> That just catches one of the many variables. If you want sstate reuse
>> of the "runs on host" side of things, you need to capture either all of
>> the libraries we may use, build the published feed linking vs these
>> libraries (VM or chroot or sysroot games) and the include some way to
>> say "yes, X is usbale here". lsb_release and a little bit of mapping
>> (which can/should be done at the distro level) gets you this easier.
> Fair enough, but is the only solution to have native cache work per
> distro? Maybe we can have compatible distros? These sstate-cache
> starts to take up a lot of space if we want to share this via ISOs
> etc. I've been testing quite successfully with native cache that is
> used on several distros. (We are just building it on an old distro).
> Maybe I'm getting completely lucky as well which would not surprise me
I really think in the long run maintaining solid chroots/vms for
builds will be more sustainable than trying to pull that off. Then
we'd know the native/cross shared states would be compatible with
others using the standard setup.
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