External buildroot tree for LuminaSensum MynaPlayer

@Xogium Xogium authored on 2 Mar 2021
board/ myna-player-odyssey board/MynaPlayer odyssey: some kernel configuration tweaks. 3 years ago
buildroot-patches buildroot-patches: Add patches needed for Buildroot 3 years ago
configs board/MynaPlayer odyssey: bump kernel to 5.11. 3 years ago
packages packages/lifepo4wered-pi: make it possible to select this with or without systemd. 3 years ago
scripts scripts/rauc_fixups.sh: Copy instead of symlinking 3 years ago
.gitignore Reworked certificates handling. The certs.sh.example contains a full example of this, and must be copied to certs.sh, and modified accordingly to reflect the real paths where the certificates are stored. A script that can be called by any board is creating symlinks from the real paths to corresponding statics targets for usage in genimage and postbuild scripts. The certs folder in the external tree must never be distributed in the repository, and is hence ignored via .gitignore. 3 years ago
Config.in Initial commit. 3 years ago
LICENSE Added LICENSE file. This work is entirely under the GPL 3.0 or later, except where otherwise noted (third party code). 3 years ago
README.md README: Fix easyrsa instructions 3 years ago
changelog.md Release 2020-09-22 3 years ago
external.desc Initial commit. 3 years ago
external.mk external.mk: Fix rauc-fixups makefile race 3 years ago

This is the external Buildroot repository used to build system images and updates for the MynaPlayer project.


A changelog is available so that users and developers can quickly check what changed between releases.


Building MynaPlayer is an easy process, though it requires decent hardware.

First install Buildroot's required dependencies. See: The buildroot user manual, chapter 2: System requirements

Then set up the required source code:

mkdir MYNA && cd MYNA
wget 'https://github.com/OpenVPN/easy-rsa/releases/download/v3.0.7/EasyRSA-3.0.7.tgz'
wget 'https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/snapshot/buildroot-2020.05.1.tar.gz'
tar -xf EasyRSA-3.0.7.tgz
tar -xf buildroot-2020.05.1.tar.gz
mv EasyRSA-3.0.7 easy-rsa
mv buildroot-2020.05.1 buildroot
git clone 'https://git.lumina-sensum.com/git/LuminaSensum/buildroot-MynaPlayer.git'
export BR2_EXTERNAL="$PWD/buildroot-MynaPlayer"
cd buildroot
for p in ../buildroot-MynaPlayer/buildroot-patches/*.patch; do patch -p1 < $p; done
cd ..

Create keys for RAUC updates:

cd easy-rsa
sed -i "s/extendedKeyUsage/#extendedKeyUsage/g" x509-types/code-signing
./easyrsa init-pki
./easyrsa build-ca
./easyrsa gen-req rauc
./easyrsa sign-req code-signing rauc
cd ..
cat >buildroot-MynaPlayer/scripts/certs.sh <<EOF

Build the image:

cd buildroot
make O=output_build myna_player_odyssey_defconfig
make O=output_build -j8
cd ..

Installing via dd

For the initial install of Buildroot you'll need to write a full system image to your board's storage.

To flash to eMMC, first boot Linux from an SD card on the board. See Seeed's ODYSSEY STM32MP157C Wiki page for instructions on how to do this.

First, copy the image to the board from your build server. In this case I'll use SFTP over SSH:

sftp build-server:/home/jookia/MYNA/buildroot/output_build/images/MynaPlayer.img .

Now write it to the eMMC:

dd if=MynaPlayer.img of=/dev/mmcblk0

Switch to eMMC boot and reboot.

You can use this method to install updates, but it's much slower compared to RAUC.

Updating via RAUC

To update using RAUC you'll need a server to host the files.

In this example I'll be using a web server (www.jookia.org) which serves contents from /var/www/www.jookia.org/.

First, copy RAUC bundles and keys to your server:

ls buildroot/output_build/images/
# Find the file ending in *.raucb
# You can also just flash MynaPlayer.img using dd but it takes a long time
mv buildroot/output_build/images/bundle-MynaPlayer.2020-09-06.raucb /var/www/www.jookia.org/
cp $PWD/easy-rsa/pki/ca.crt /var/www/www.jookia.org/
chmod a+r /var/www/www.jookia.org/ca.crt

Install the update on the device from the server:

wget 'https://www.jookia.org/ca.crt'
cp /etc/rauc/keyring.pem{,.bak}
mv ca.crt /etc/rauc/keyring.pem
rauc install https://www.jookia.org/bundle-MynaPlayer.2020-09-06.raucb
mv /etc/rauc/keyring.pem{.bak,}
  • Notes:
    • The bundle file name is derived from git describe, and might differ slightly if you use a branch with committed but not yet released work. E.g: bundle-MynaPlayer.2020-09-06-18-g3d0589f.raucb.
    • If you have uncommitted work present in your branch, then the file name will have a 'dirty' tag added.
    • If your git index and cache become corrupted for any reason, your bundle will have a 'broken' tag added. This doesn't indicate by any means that your image is broken!

Future updates won't need to copy the keyring, a single 'rauc install' invocation should download and install the image without trouble.

You should now be running a system you've just built (check the kernel build date):

uname -a
# Linux MynaPlayer 5.8.0 #3 SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 6 03:21:30 EDT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux