[OE-core] [PATCH 6/8] busybox: remove three hostname test cases

Burton, Ross ross.burton at intel.com
Wed Nov 21 12:34:49 UTC 2018

On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 at 12:16, Burton, Ross <ross.burton at intel.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 at 05:35, Chen Qi <Qi.Chen at windriver.com> wrote:
> > These three test case are removed because of two reasons.
> > 1) net-tools' hostname have different behaviour regarding some options
> >    So when net-tools is installed, test cases may fail.
> >    e.g.
> >    test x$(hostname -i) = x$(busybox hostname -i)
> This is just a specific instance of the problem where alternatives may
> not be what you want.  The busybox test suite should be sure it's
> running busybox tools.  Having spoken to a few people about this
> already, maybe busybox-ptest should contain a symlink farm for all the
> applets to the busybox binary that run-ptest can put at the front of
> $PATH.

Something like this:


Example package contents at https://pastebin.com/5FpY9xyE

If run-ptest just puts that directory at the front of $PATH then
you'll be sure to be run the busybox tool.

Bonus points for making that a function in update-alternatives.bbclass
so every recipe with this problem can use it, but that would have to
happen at do_package time because of how that class works so I'm happy
enough with this for now.


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