Patchwork image.bbclass: Also uninstall update-alternatives and shadow for read-only-rootfs

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Submitter Phil Blundell
Date Feb. 2, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/66221/
State Accepted
Commit d41097a970e9bfa553cd4bc3c9fad4b9073d7bd5
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Phil Blundell - Feb. 2, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
If the rootfs is read-only then we aren't going to be updating any
alternatives or modifying the password file and these binaries will
be redundant.  In an ideal world we would be able to stop them from
being installed in the first place but this is non-trivial to arrange.
As a workaround in the meantime, let's just uninstall them once image
construction is finished.

Signed-off-by: Phil Blundell <>
 meta/classes/image.bbclass | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/classes/image.bbclass b/meta/classes/image.bbclass
index d1283d2..25bc5f3 100644
--- a/meta/classes/image.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/image.bbclass
@@ -559,7 +559,7 @@  rootfs_uninstall_unneeded () {
 			# Remove package only if it's installed
-			pkgs_to_remove="update-rc.d base-passwd ${ROOTFS_BOOTSTRAP_INSTALL}"
+			pkgs_to_remove="update-rc.d base-passwd update-alternatives shadow ${ROOTFS_BOOTSTRAP_INSTALL}"
 			for pkg in $pkgs_to_remove; do
 			    # regexp for pkg, to be used in grep and sed
 			    pkg_regexp="^`echo $pkg | sed 's/\./\\\./'` "