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    package/skeleton: drop dependency on host-mkpasswd · 7c1692df
    Yann E. MORIN authored
    Setting the root pasword is done in a target-finalize hook, so we do not
    need to enforce a dependency from the skeleton onto host-mkpasswd.
    Dropping that dependency will simplify making skeleton a virtual
    package (in up-coming changes).
    Instead, it is now selected as any other package. As such, it is
    guaranteed to be built before target-finalize.
    This however introduces a slight change in behaviour: previously,
    host-mkpasswd would only be built if we needed to hash the root password
    from its plain-text value. Now, host-mkpasswd is always built as soon as
    the root password is non-empty, even if already pre-hashed.
    Since host-mkpasswd is a really tiny weeny package bundled in Buildroot,
    with only two C files, built as a single unit with a single gcc call,
    the overhead is really minimal. Compared to the simplifications this
    will allow in the skeleton packages (plural: common, sysv, systemd,
    custom) to come, this overhead is acceptable.
    Yet another simplification, even if small, to ease providing multiple
    Signed-off-by: default avatar"Yann E. MORIN" <>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarArnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Petazzoni <>