Re: [PATCH] busybox: Enable long options for enabled applets

Andre McCurdy

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 3:29 PM Khem Raj <raj.khem@...> wrote:

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 10:40 AM Andre McCurdy <armccurdy@...> wrote:

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 10:06 PM Khem Raj <raj.khem@...> wrote:

certain applets are enabled but the long options are not enabled for
them, it results in subtle failures in ptests where its expecting these
options e.g. gzip --best is commonly used in many package tests e.g.

root@qemux86-64:/usr/lib# grep -r "\-\-best" *
acl/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
attr/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
coreutils/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
ethtool/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
libxml2/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
lttng-tools/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
opkg/ptest/Makefile:GZIP_ENV = --best
perl/ptest/cpan/ExtUtils-MakeMaker/lib/ExtUtils/ COMPRESS ('gzip --best')
python3.9/test/ for compress_level in ('--fast', '--best'):

this ensures that these options are enabled by default, which makes them more
compatible than now with coreutils provided utilities

busybox size grows by 4K which perhaps is acceptable

--rwxr-xr-x root root 817704 ./bin/busybox.nosuid
+-rwxr-xr-x root root 821800 ./bin/busybox.nosuid

This makes autopoint-3/gettext pass

Signed-off-by: Khem Raj <raj.khem@...>
meta/recipes-core/busybox/busybox/getopts.cfg | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/busybox/busybox/getopts.cfg b/meta/recipes-core/busybox/busybox/getopts.cfg
index 8db0a4a8f2..aeb5ac691f 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/busybox/busybox/getopts.cfg
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/busybox/busybox/getopts.cfg
@@ -1,3 +1,10 @@
What's the connection between enabling the getopt applet (a utility to
help with parsing options in shell scripts etc) and enabling support
for long options in a bunch of other unconnected apps?

I think enabling support for long options in a particular app would be
better done where that app is enabled (e.g.
is enabled - in the defconfig file).
I experimented a bit more and it seems that these options are tied to
the corresponding feature being enabled
so they can be enabled in a fragment, unless the feature itself is
enabled it will be ignored and disabled. So for
disabled features/applets these options are moot. So as such, I think
enabling them is a good thing as it will
widen the ecompatibility for busibox systems.
OK, so all that's left to do is to move them into their own config
fragment (since they have nothing to do with the existing getops
config fragment).

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