binutils: Also add autoconf-native to DEPENDS

Submitted by Phil Blundell on Jan. 10, 2014, 12:54 p.m.


Message ID 1389358456.9182.148.camel@phil-desktop.brightsign
State Accepted
Commit 507199e57acfcc99639dc2c53abe194d77d60866
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Phil Blundell Jan. 10, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
Commit 616354f13732d13c17434d5b60b166f691c25761 is insufficient because
gnu-config-native's gnu-configize script uses perl modules from autoconf
and hence doesn't work unless autoconf-native is staged (which it may
not be if building from sstate).

Ideally g-c-n would itself declare a dependency on autoconf-native but this
is difficult to arrange without creating a dependency loop.  autoconf-native
already depends on gnu-config-native (because autoreconf invokes gnu-configize)
and has a build dependency on m4-native, which in turn build-depends on g-c-n
because it configizes itself by steam in do_configure and needs config.{guess,sub}
to be available.  Adding some sort of gnu-config-initial-native recipe would
fix the latter problem, but this would be ugly because it would need special-casing
in (at least) autotools.bbclass, and in any case this still wouldn't solve
the problem of autoconf itself depending on g-c-n.

So, the easiest solution to the problem at hand is to arrange for those
few recipes that depend on g-c-n but not autoconf-native to gain that
latter dependency as well.

Signed-off-by: Phil Blundell <>
 meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/ b/meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/
index 1259342..b6c9205 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/
+++ b/meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@  BUGTRACKER = ""
 SECTION = "devel"
-DEPENDS = "flex-native bison-native zlib-native gnu-config-native"
+DEPENDS = "flex-native bison-native zlib-native gnu-config-native autoconf-native"
 inherit autotools gettext multilib_header