[meta-freescale] [oe] [PATCH][meta-fsl-arm] 2.6.35 kernel build error with perl 5.22

Otavio Salvador otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br
Mon Aug 17 02:59:16 PDT 2015

Hello Stephen,

(Adding meta-freescale mailing list as it is the proper place for this

On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 3:05 AM, Stephen Arnold
<stephen.arnold42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When building fsl-image-machine-test for imx28-evk with n00b defaults
> using the fsl-community-bsp repo manifest thing, it fails on the old
> kernel in meta-fsl-arm/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-imx_2.6.35.3.bb.
> There are a few things questionable/wrong here:
> 1) It uses the build host perl, which is why it fails here and not in
> the upstream builder.

The master branch has remove this old version; it now uses linux-fslc
for mx23, mx28, mx5 SoCs.

> 2) The dts file for the evk machine in 4.1 mainline looks complete
> (along with several other imx28 machines) so why does it default to
> such an old kernel?

In fido it is used but dropped in next release.

I want to understand why it failed on your system as it works in the
autobuilder. What host distro are you using?

> 3) Switching to newer kernel makes gst-fsl-plugins fail with the
> "looking for kernel headers from user space" error because it can't
> find the old framebuffer header (mxcfb.h).  It should depend on old
> fsl kernel only.

Yes and we got this fixed dropping mx28 support from those. We now
rely on official GStreamer for those SoCs and stopped using Freescale
codecs (in master).

> 4) The old kernel recipe should depend on perl-native.

Adding perl-native dependency fixes it?

> The attached patch fixes the perl error in the the old kernel build
> and the above test image completed fine with it.  Not an "official"
> patch per se, just useful if you're stuck...

Is this needed if using perl-native?

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