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Re: Cross compile gpsd-3.20.1~dev for arm with buildroot

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Cross compile gpsd-3.20.1~dev for arm with buildroot
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:18:31 -0700

Yo Florian!

On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 17:38:27 +0200
Florian Kiera <> wrote:

> Somehow gpsd tries to install the python directory "gps" to 
> STAGING_DIR/home/user/buildrootpath/output/host/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ 
> instead of just the 
> /home/user/buildrootpath/output/host/lib/python2.7/site-packages/

Why to you think one is right and the other wrong?  Some packagers want the
build products to go into STAGING_DIR.  Or is there a missing $?  I
can't tell without the full debug output.

> which causes gpsd to create the directories of user/buildrootpath/...
> etc and that created directory path is supposed to not be existing.

Supposed?  Depends on your build options.

> Since it exists an unfortunate test of is failing and
> causes the compiling to stop.

Not part of gpsd, no idea what it is or what it does.

> Still need to find out why gpsd 
> uses that staging directory as root and not the usual root.

Because you told it to?  Did you set STAGING_DIR somewhere?

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