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[Xen-devel] seabios build failure in xen tree

Adding seabios ML.

On 01/26/12 16:06, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 15:01 +0000, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> On 01/26/12 15:51, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 14:35 +0000, Christoph Egger wrote:
>>>> gmake[6]: Entering directory tools/firmware/seabios-dir-remote
>>>>      Building ld scripts (version "")
>>>> env: python: No such file or directory
>>>> gmake[6]: *** [out/romlayout16.lds] Error 127
>>>> The python scripts must be invoked with $(PYTHON) as done
>>>> throughout the build system.
>>> SeaBIOS uses:
>>> $ rgrep -i python tools/firmware/seabios-dir
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/transdump.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/buildrom.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/checkstack.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/encodeint.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/layoutrom.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/checkrom.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/readserial.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/readserial.py:Or: apt-get install python-serial
>>> tools/firmware/seabios-dir/tools/checksum.py:#!/usr/bin/env python
>>> Does this not work? Should python be on your $PATH?
>> It is. But the python binary on NetBSD's pkgsrc
>> is called python<version> to allow concurrent installations of different
>> python versions.
>> So I can have: python2.5, python2.6, python2.7, python3.1, etc.
> There is no current "python" referring to the default version?
> I think this is something you will need to work out with the SeaBIOS
> upstream.
> Ian.
>> Christoph
>>> Since SeaBIOS is third party code we are not so much at liberty to make
>>> the same sorts of policy decisions as we would for our own code.
>>> You could perhaps attempt to work around this by invoking the recursive
>>> make into the seabios directory with PATH=$(dir-only $(PYTHON):$PATH or
>>> whatever the appropriate runes are.
>>> Or you could try posting a patch to SeaBIOS-devel, I don't know what
>>> their thinking on this sort of thing is.

I see.

What python version does SeaBIOS require?
I have python 2.5 installed.

I manually created a python symlink to that version and then I get this failure:

gmake[6]: Entering directory 'tools/firmware/seabios-dir-remote'
  Building ld scripts (version "")
Fixed space: 0xe05b-0x10000  total: 8101  slack: 5 Percent slack: 0.1%
16bit size:           46336
32bit segmented size: 2005
32bit flat size:      14699
32bit flat init size: 53888
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 579, in <module>
  File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 576, in main
writeLinkerScripts(sections, entrysym, genreloc, out16, out32seg, out32flag)
  File "./tools/layoutrom.py", line 257, in writeLinkerScripts
TypeError: int argument required
gmake[6]: *** [out/romlayout16.lds] Error 1


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