[OE-core] [PATCH 11/28] ifupdown: update 0.8.22 -> 0.8.35

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Jan 9 13:55:52 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-01-09 at 14:54 +0100, Alexander Kanavin wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 at 14:47, Alexander Kanavin <
> alex.kanavin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had a closer look at how and where ifupdown recipe is used, and
> > from what I see it isn't:
> > every configuration is relying on busybox to provide the same
> > utilities. That's why the failure is seen only in world builds :)
> > 
> > Should we drop the ifupdown recipe?
> > 
> A followup: there is a busybox-free set put together in meta/recipes-
> extended/packagegroups/packagegroup-core-base-utils.bb
> which includes ifupdown only if systemd is not in use.
> However that packagegroup is not used in any images, and the only
> test for it is in lib/oeqa/selftest/cases/imagefeatures.py
> which does enable systemd, so that doesn't pull in ifupdown either.
> This means ifupdown isn't runtime-tested now, and probably hasn't
> been tested for a while.

That may be but I think this is an oversight, not an intention and we
should support busybox-free images...



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