python: Add nativesdk wrapper to handle terminfo

Submitted by Richard Purdie on June 17, 2013, 2:57 p.m. | Patch ID: 51833


Message ID 1371481069.20823.106.camel@ted
State Accepted
Commit 682861166f39fbdcd0c9b923139faab2d40362cf
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Richard Purdie June 17, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
Currently if you build nativesdk-python, install it and try and run it,
you see it search in the default nativesdk path for terminfo files
when the readline module is used.

If terminfo files cannot be found, or if the ones found are incorrect,
the system may emit control characters which confuse commandline

This patch sets the TERMINFO_DIRS variable to ensure the correct locations
are searched for terminfo files, starting with the nativesdk terminfo files
and falling back to the host systtem's.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>

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diff --git a/meta/recipes-devtools/python/ b/meta/recipes-devtools/python/
index 5150e52..59d189d 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-devtools/python/
+++ b/meta/recipes-devtools/python/
@@ -115,6 +115,10 @@  do_install() {
 	oe_multilib_header python${PYTHON_MAJMIN}/pyconfig.h
+do_install_append_class-nativesdk () {
+	create_wrapper ${D}${bindir}/python2.7 TERMINFO_DIRS='${sysconfdir}/terminfo:/etc/terminfo:/usr/share/terminfo:/usr/share/misc/terminfo:/lib/terminfo'
 SSTATE_SCAN_FILES += "Makefile"
 PACKAGE_PREPROCESS_FUNCS += "py_package_preprocess"