Meson and Buildroot

Yegor Yefremov yegorslists at
Sat Jul 24 20:31:41 UTC 2021

Hey Aleksander, Iñigo,

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:44 AM Aleksander Morgado
<aleksander at> wrote:
> Hey Yegor,
> Adding Iñigo in CC, who is the one who did all this.
> > have you already tried to build libmbim via meson in BR?
> >
> Nope, no.
> > 1. libmbim needs bash_completion now. This means bash must be
> > installed as well. Does it make sense to make this feature optional?
> >
> I recall something about this, I think we had to add it in the CI
> image. Iñigo, is this something we can make optional?

Should I submit a patch?

> > 2. has a problem. In my case
> > "bash_completion_completionsdir" is an absolute path
> > "/usr/share/bash-completion/completions", hence os.path.join() ignores
> > prefix according to its definition. If you bump the minimal meson
> > version to 0.46, you can use install_data command with rename feature.
> >
> We default to 0.45.1 because that is the meson version released in a
> default Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS in support until April 2023). Unfortunately
> meson is pretty new, and the newest releases are very powerful, but
> until now we've always tried to be in line with what the LTS releases
> provide.

OK. I see. As long as bash completion is optional, we can do without
this feature in BR.

> > But I had no problems with gobject-introspection :-)
> >
> Hah :)
> Also, there is another blocker issue in the meson port right now,
> something related to how gtk-doc documentation is built. We cannot
> fully switch to meson until that is resolved. That would not be an
> issue for buildroot, though, no gtk-doc should be built there.


Best regards,

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