[PATCH 1/2] Allow Python packages to be dropped

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Thu Aug 31 19:20:52 CEST 2023

When building in a portage chroot, we do not have the environment needed
to build pylibfdt. It is instead build as a separate package.

Provide a build option to tell U-Boot to skip this part of the build. We
still need it to use binman, etc. but don't need it to build its

Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier at chromium.org>

 Makefile             | 8 ++++++++
 doc/build/tools.rst  | 9 +++++++++
 scripts/dtc/Makefile | 2 ++
 3 files changed, 19 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 9b90204bfe6..25be94ef20f 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -646,12 +646,20 @@ export CFLAGS_NON_EFI	# Compiler flags to remove when building EFI app
 export EFI_TARGET	# binutils target if EFI is natively supported
 export LTO_ENABLE
 # This is y if LTO is enabled for this build. See NO_LTO=1 to disable LTO
 ifeq ($(NO_LTO),)
+# This is y if U-Boot should not build any Python tools or libraries. Typically
+# you would need to set this if those tools/libraries (typically binman and
+# pylibfdt) cannot be built by your environment and are provided separately.
+ifeq ($(NO_PYTHON),)
 # If board code explicitly specified LDSCRIPT or CONFIG_SYS_LDSCRIPT, use
 # that (or fail if absent).  Otherwise, search for a linker script in a
 # standard location.
diff --git a/doc/build/tools.rst b/doc/build/tools.rst
index ec017229258..418f0abb236 100644
--- a/doc/build/tools.rst
+++ b/doc/build/tools.rst
@@ -45,3 +45,12 @@ Launch the MSYS2 shell of the MSYS2 environment, and do the following::
    $ make tools-only_defconfig
    $ make tools-only
+Building without Python
+The tools-only build bytes pylibfdt by default. To disable this, use the
+NO_PYTHON variable::
+   NO_PYTHON=1 make tools-only_defconfig tools-only
diff --git a/scripts/dtc/Makefile b/scripts/dtc/Makefile
index 58d879dd11f..faa72d95e28 100644
--- a/scripts/dtc/Makefile
+++ b/scripts/dtc/Makefile
@@ -19,4 +19,6 @@ HOSTCFLAGS_dtc-parser.tab.o := -I$(src)
 $(obj)/dtc-lexer.lex.o: $(obj)/dtc-parser.tab.h
 # Added for U-Boot
+ifeq ($(PYTHON_ENABLE),y)
 subdir-$(CONFIG_PYLIBFDT) += pylibfdt

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