0

I'm trying to setup a custom default environment for u-boot while building an embedded Linux system with Buildroot. I was able to achieve this in u-boot standalone, but I'm unable to reproduce the same through Buildroot's Kconfig.

Running uboot-menuconfig fails:

$ make uboot-menuconfig
make: *** No rule to make target 'uboot-menuconfig'.  Stop.

and the uboot-menuconfig target is missing from the help message:

$ make help
Cleaning:
  clean                  - delete all files created by build
  distclean              - delete all non-source files (including .config)

Build:
  all                    - make world
  toolchain              - build toolchain
  sdk                    - build relocatable SDK

Configuration:
  menuconfig             - interactive curses-based configurator
  nconfig                - interactive ncurses-based configurator
  xconfig                - interactive Qt-based configurator
  gconfig                - interactive GTK-based configurator
  oldconfig              - resolve any unresolved symbols in .config
  syncconfig             - Same as oldconfig, but quietly, additionally update deps
  olddefconfig           - Same as syncconfig but sets new symbols to their default value
  randconfig             - New config with random answer to all options
  defconfig              - New config with default answer to all options;
                             BR2_DEFCONFIG, if set on the command line, is used as input
  savedefconfig          - Save current config to BR2_DEFCONFIG (minimal config)
  update-defconfig       - Same as savedefconfig
  allyesconfig           - New config where all options are accepted with yes
  allnoconfig            - New config where all options are answered with no
  alldefconfig           - New config where all options are set to default
  randpackageconfig      - New config with random answer to package options
  allyespackageconfig    - New config where pkg options are accepted with yes
  allnopackageconfig     - New config where package options are answered with no

Package-specific:
  <pkg>                  - Build and install <pkg> and all its dependencies
  <pkg>-source           - Only download the source files for <pkg>
  <pkg>-extract          - Extract <pkg> sources
  <pkg>-patch            - Apply patches to <pkg>
  <pkg>-depends          - Build <pkg>'s dependencies
  <pkg>-configure        - Build <pkg> up to the configure step
  <pkg>-build            - Build <pkg> up to the build step
  <pkg>-show-info        - generate info about <pkg>, as a JSON blurb
  <pkg>-show-depends     - List packages on which <pkg> depends
  <pkg>-show-rdepends    - List packages which have <pkg> as a dependency
  <pkg>-show-recursive-depends
                         - Recursively list packages on which <pkg> depends
  <pkg>-show-recursive-rdepends
                         - Recursively list packages which have <pkg> as a dependency
  <pkg>-graph-depends    - Generate a graph of <pkg>'s dependencies
  <pkg>-graph-rdepends   - Generate a graph of <pkg>'s reverse dependencies
  <pkg>-dirclean         - Remove <pkg> build directory
  <pkg>-reconfigure      - Restart the build from the configure step
  <pkg>-rebuild          - Restart the build from the build step

busybox:
  busybox-menuconfig     - Run BusyBox menuconfig

uclibc:
  uclibc-menuconfig      - Run uClibc menuconfig

linux:
  linux-menuconfig       - Run Linux kernel menuconfig
  linux-savedefconfig    - Run Linux kernel savedefconfig
  linux-update-defconfig - Save the Linux configuration to the path specified
                             by BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_CUSTOM_CONFIG_FILE

Documentation:
  manual                 - build manual in all formats
  manual-html            - build manual in HTML
  manual-split-html      - build manual in split HTML
  manual-pdf             - build manual in PDF
  manual-text            - build manual in text
  manual-epub            - build manual in ePub
  graph-build            - generate graphs of the build times
  graph-depends          - generate graph of the dependency tree
  graph-size             - generate stats of the filesystem size
  list-defconfigs        - list all defconfigs (pre-configured minimal systems)

Miscellaneous:
  source                 - download all sources needed for offline-build
  external-deps          - list external packages used
  legal-info             - generate info about license compliance
  show-info              - generate info about packages, as a JSON blurb
  printvars              - dump internal variables selected with VARS=...

  make V=0|1             - 0 => quiet build (default), 1 => verbose build
  make O=dir             - Locate all output files in "dir", including .config

For further details, see README, generate the Buildroot manual, or consult
it on-line at http://buildroot.org/docs.html

However u-boot is enabled and is correctly built along with kernel and file system. Is there a config option I'm missing?

0

Obviously there was such a config option. I was building u-boot with the legacy build system that does not include Kconfig configuration; therefore, menuconfig was not available.

To have uboot-menuconfig among the accepted targets I had to select Kconfig instead of Legacy in the Bootloaders -> U-Boot -> Build System menu.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.