Small build root manager

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Build Root Manager

brm is shell tool for controlling/operating Buildroot.

Developed in bash code: 100%.


The README is used to introduce the tool and provide instructions on how to install the tool, any machine dependencies it may have and any other information that should be provided before the tool is installed.

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Table of Contents


Debian Linux OS

Navigate to release page download and extract release archive.

To install brm type the following

tar xvzf brm-x.y.tar.gz
cd brm-x.y
cp -R *.sh   /data/dev/build_root/

Or You can use docker to create image/container.


# create project setup
./ init
[brm] provide project name: microhil
[brm] creating dir: /data/dev/build_root/microhil
[brm] change dir: /data/dev/build_root/microhil
Cloning into 'buildroot'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 438618, done.
remote: Total 438618 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 438618
Receiving objects: 100% (438618/438618), 134.63 MiB | 3.46 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (292220/292220), done.

# jump to project directory and source
cd microhil/
source microhil.brm

# list projects
./ list

[brm] Setup workspace for project #microhil, run:
source /data/dev/build_root/microhil/microhil.brm

# list configuraitons
./ conf
Built-in configs:      
  aarch64_efi_defconfig                          - Build for aarch64_efi
  acmesystems_acqua_a5_256mb_defconfig           - Build for acmesystems_acqua_a5_256mb
  acmesystems_acqua_a5_512mb_defconfig           - Build for acmesystems_acqua_a5_512mb
  acmesystems_aria_g25_128mb_defconfig           - Build for acmesystems_aria_g25_128mb
  acmesystems_aria_g25_256mb_defconfig           - Build for acmesystems_aria_g25_256mb
  acmesystems_arietta_g25_128mb_defconfig        - Build for acmesystems_arietta_g25_128mb
  acmesystems_arietta_g25_256mb_defconfig        - Build for acmesystems_arietta_g25_256mb
  amarula_a64_relic_defconfig                    - Build for amarula_a64_relic
  amarula_vyasa_rk3288_defconfig                 - Build for amarula_vyasa_rk3288
  andes_ae3xx_defconfig                          - Build for andes_ae3xx
  arcturus_ucls1012a_defconfig                   - Build for arcturus_ucls1012a
  arcturus_ucp1020_defconfig                     - Build for arcturus_ucp1020
  armadeus_apf27_defconfig                       - Build for armadeus_apf27
  armadeus_apf28_defconfig                       - Build for armadeus_apf28
  armadeus_apf51_defconfig                       - Build for armadeus_apf51
  arm_foundationv8_defconfig                     - Build for arm_foundationv8
  arm_juno_defconfig                             - Build for arm_juno
  asus_tinker_rk3288_defconfig                   - Build for asus_tinker_rk3288
  at91sam9260eknf_defconfig                      - Build for at91sam9260eknf
  at91sam9g20dfc_defconfig                       - Build for at91sam9g20dfc
  at91sam9g45m10ek_defconfig                     - Build for at91sam9g45m10ek
  at91sam9rlek_defconfig                         - Build for at91sam9rlek
  at91sam9x5ek_defconfig                         - Build for at91sam9x5ek
  at91sam9x5ek_dev_defconfig                     - Build for at91sam9x5ek_dev
  at91sam9x5ek_mmc_defconfig                     - Build for at91sam9x5ek_mmc
  at91sam9x5ek_mmc_dev_defconfig                 - Build for at91sam9x5ek_mmc_dev
  atmel_sama5d27_som1_ek_mmc_dev_defconfig       - Build for atmel_sama5d27_som1_ek_mmc_dev
  atmel_sama5d2_xplained_mmc_defconfig           - Build for atmel_sama5d2_xplained_mmc
  atmel_sama5d2_xplained_mmc_dev_defconfig       - Build for atmel_sama5d2_xplained_mmc_dev
  atmel_sama5d3xek_defconfig                     - Build for atmel_sama5d3xek
  atmel_sama5d3_xplained_defconfig               - Build for atmel_sama5d3_xplained
  atmel_sama5d3_xplained_dev_defconfig           - Build for atmel_sama5d3_xplained_dev
  atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc_defconfig           - Build for atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc
  atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc_dev_defconfig       - Build for atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc_dev
  atmel_sama5d4_xplained_defconfig               - Build for atmel_sama5d4_xplained
  atmel_sama5d4_xplained_dev_defconfig           - Build for atmel_sama5d4_xplained_dev
  atmel_sama5d4_xplained_mmc_defconfig           - Build for atmel_sama5d4_xplained_mmc
  atmel_sama5d4_xplained_mmc_dev_defconfig       - Build for atmel_sama5d4_xplained_mmc_dev
  avenger96_defconfig                            - Build for avenger96
  bananapi_m1_defconfig                          - Build for bananapi_m1
  bananapi_m1_plus_defconfig                     - Build for bananapi_m1_plus
  bananapi_m2_plus_defconfig                     - Build for bananapi_m2_plus
  bananapi_m2_ultra_defconfig                    - Build for bananapi_m2_ultra
  bananapi_m2_zero_defconfig                     - Build for bananapi_m2_zero
  bananapi_m64_defconfig                         - Build for bananapi_m64
  bananapro_defconfig                            - Build for bananapro
  beagleboardx15_defconfig                       - Build for beagleboardx15
  beagleboneai_defconfig                         - Build for beagleboneai
  beaglebone_defconfig                           - Build for beaglebone
  beaglebone_qt5_defconfig                       - Build for beaglebone_qt5
  beaglev_defconfig                              - Build for beaglev
  beelink_gs1_defconfig                          - Build for beelink_gs1
  chromebook_elm_defconfig                       - Build for chromebook_elm
  chromebook_snow_defconfig                      - Build for chromebook_snow
  ci20_defconfig                                 - Build for ci20
  csky_gx6605s_defconfig                         - Build for csky_gx6605s
  cubieboard2_defconfig                          - Build for cubieboard2
  engicam_imx6qdl_icore_defconfig                - Build for engicam_imx6qdl_icore
  engicam_imx6qdl_icore_qt5_defconfig            - Build for engicam_imx6qdl_icore_qt5
  engicam_imx6qdl_icore_rqs_defconfig            - Build for engicam_imx6qdl_icore_rqs
  engicam_imx6ul_geam_defconfig                  - Build for engicam_imx6ul_geam
  engicam_imx6ul_isiot_defconfig                 - Build for engicam_imx6ul_isiot
  freescale_imx28evk_defconfig                   - Build for freescale_imx28evk
  freescale_imx6dlsabreauto_defconfig            - Build for freescale_imx6dlsabreauto
  freescale_imx6dlsabresd_defconfig              - Build for freescale_imx6dlsabresd
  freescale_imx6qsabreauto_defconfig             - Build for freescale_imx6qsabreauto
  freescale_imx6qsabresd_defconfig               - Build for freescale_imx6qsabresd
  freescale_imx6sxsabresd_defconfig              - Build for freescale_imx6sxsabresd
  freescale_imx6ullevk_defconfig                 - Build for freescale_imx6ullevk
  freescale_imx7dsabresd_defconfig               - Build for freescale_imx7dsabresd
  freescale_imx8mmevk_defconfig                  - Build for freescale_imx8mmevk
  freescale_imx8mnevk_defconfig                  - Build for freescale_imx8mnevk
  freescale_imx8mpevk_defconfig                  - Build for freescale_imx8mpevk
  freescale_imx8mqevk_defconfig                  - Build for freescale_imx8mqevk
  freescale_imx8qmmek_defconfig                  - Build for freescale_imx8qmmek
  freescale_imx8qxpmek_defconfig                 - Build for freescale_imx8qxpmek
  freescale_p1025twr_defconfig                   - Build for freescale_p1025twr
  freescale_t1040d4rdb_defconfig                 - Build for freescale_t1040d4rdb
  freescale_t2080_qds_rdb_defconfig              - Build for freescale_t2080_qds_rdb
  friendlyarm_nanopc_t4_defconfig                - Build for friendlyarm_nanopc_t4
  friendlyarm_nanopi_a64_defconfig               - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_a64
  friendlyarm_nanopi_m1_defconfig                - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_m1
  friendlyarm_nanopi_m1_plus_defconfig           - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_m1_plus
  friendlyarm_nanopi_m4_defconfig                - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_m4
  friendlyarm_nanopi_neo2_defconfig              - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_neo2
  friendlyarm_nanopi_neo4_defconfig              - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_neo4
  friendlyarm_nanopi_neo_defconfig               - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_neo
  friendlyarm_nanopi_neo_plus2_defconfig         - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_neo_plus2
  friendlyarm_nanopi_r1_defconfig                - Build for friendlyarm_nanopi_r1
  galileo_defconfig                              - Build for galileo
  globalscale_espressobin_defconfig              - Build for globalscale_espressobin
  grinn_chiliboard_defconfig                     - Build for grinn_chiliboard
  grinn_liteboard_defconfig                      - Build for grinn_liteboard
  hifive_unleashed_defconfig                     - Build for hifive_unleashed
  imx23evk_defconfig                             - Build for imx23evk
  imx6-sabreauto_defconfig                       - Build for imx6-sabreauto
  imx6-sabresd_defconfig                         - Build for imx6-sabresd
  imx6-sabresd_qt5_defconfig                     - Build for imx6-sabresd_qt5
  imx6slevk_defconfig                            - Build for imx6slevk
  imx6sx-sdb_defconfig                           - Build for imx6sx-sdb
  imx6ulevk_defconfig                            - Build for imx6ulevk
  imx6ullevk_defconfig                           - Build for imx6ullevk
  imx6ulpico_defconfig                           - Build for imx6ulpico
  imx7dpico_defconfig                            - Build for imx7dpico
  imx7d-sdb_defconfig                            - Build for imx7d-sdb
  imx8mmpico_defconfig                           - Build for imx8mmpico
  imx8mpico_defconfig                            - Build for imx8mpico
  imx8mqevk_defconfig                            - Build for imx8mqevk
  kontron_pitx_imx8m_defconfig                   - Build for kontron_pitx_imx8m
  kontron_smarc_sal28_defconfig                  - Build for kontron_smarc_sal28
  lafrite_defconfig                              - Build for lafrite
  lego_ev3_defconfig                             - Build for lego_ev3
  licheepi_zero_defconfig                        - Build for licheepi_zero
  linksprite_pcduino_defconfig                   - Build for linksprite_pcduino
  microchip_sam9x60ek_mmc_defconfig              - Build for microchip_sam9x60ek_mmc
  microchip_sam9x60ek_mmc_dev_defconfig          - Build for microchip_sam9x60ek_mmc_dev
  microchip_sama5d27_wlsom1_ek_mmc_defconfig     - Build for microchip_sama5d27_wlsom1_ek_mmc
  microchip_sama5d27_wlsom1_ek_mmc_dev_defconfig - Build for microchip_sama5d27_wlsom1_ek_mmc_dev
  microchip_sama5d2_icp_mmc_defconfig            - Build for microchip_sama5d2_icp_mmc
  microchip_sama5d2_icp_mmc_dev_defconfig        - Build for microchip_sama5d2_icp_mmc_dev
  minnowboard_max_defconfig                      - Build for minnowboard_max
  minnowboard_max-graphical_defconfig            - Build for minnowboard_max-graphical
  mx25pdk_defconfig                              - Build for mx25pdk
  mx51evk_defconfig                              - Build for mx51evk
  mx53loco_defconfig                             - Build for mx53loco
  mx6cubox_defconfig                             - Build for mx6cubox
  mx6sx_udoo_neo_defconfig                       - Build for mx6sx_udoo_neo
  mx6udoo_defconfig                              - Build for mx6udoo
  nexbox_a95x_defconfig                          - Build for nexbox_a95x
  nitrogen6sx_defconfig                          - Build for nitrogen6sx
  nitrogen6x_defconfig                           - Build for nitrogen6x
  nitrogen7_defconfig                            - Build for nitrogen7
  nitrogen8m_defconfig                           - Build for nitrogen8m
  nitrogen8mm_defconfig                          - Build for nitrogen8mm
  nitrogen8mn_defconfig                          - Build for nitrogen8mn
  nitrogen8mp_defconfig                          - Build for nitrogen8mp
  odroidc2_defconfig                             - Build for odroidc2
  odroidxu4_defconfig                            - Build for odroidxu4
  olimex_a10_olinuxino_lime_defconfig            - Build for olimex_a10_olinuxino_lime
  olimex_a13_olinuxino_defconfig                 - Build for olimex_a13_olinuxino
  olimex_a20_olinuxino_lime2_defconfig           - Build for olimex_a20_olinuxino_lime2
  olimex_a20_olinuxino_lime_defconfig            - Build for olimex_a20_olinuxino_lime
  olimex_a20_olinuxino_micro_defconfig           - Build for olimex_a20_olinuxino_micro
  olimex_a33_olinuxino_defconfig                 - Build for olimex_a33_olinuxino
  olimex_a64_olinuxino_defconfig                 - Build for olimex_a64_olinuxino
  olimex_imx233_olinuxino_defconfig              - Build for olimex_imx233_olinuxino
  olpc_xo175_defconfig                           - Build for olpc_xo175
  olpc_xo1_defconfig                             - Build for olpc_xo1
  openblocks_a6_defconfig                        - Build for openblocks_a6
  orangepi_lite2_defconfig                       - Build for orangepi_lite2
  orangepi_lite_defconfig                        - Build for orangepi_lite
  orangepi_one_defconfig                         - Build for orangepi_one
  orangepi_one_plus_defconfig                    - Build for orangepi_one_plus
  orangepi_pc2_defconfig                         - Build for orangepi_pc2
  orangepi_pc_defconfig                          - Build for orangepi_pc
  orangepi_pc_plus_defconfig                     - Build for orangepi_pc_plus
  orangepi_plus_defconfig                        - Build for orangepi_plus
  orangepi_prime_defconfig                       - Build for orangepi_prime
  orangepi_r1_defconfig                          - Build for orangepi_r1
  orangepi_rk3399_defconfig                      - Build for orangepi_rk3399
  orangepi_win_defconfig                         - Build for orangepi_win
  orangepi_zero_defconfig                        - Build for orangepi_zero
  orangepi_zero_plus2_defconfig                  - Build for orangepi_zero_plus2
  orangepi_zero_plus_defconfig                   - Build for orangepi_zero_plus
  pandaboard_defconfig                           - Build for pandaboard
  pcengines_apu2_defconfig                       - Build for pcengines_apu2
  pc_x86_64_bios_defconfig                       - Build for pc_x86_64_bios
  pc_x86_64_efi_defconfig                        - Build for pc_x86_64_efi
  pine64_defconfig                               - Build for pine64
  pine64_sopine_defconfig                        - Build for pine64_sopine
  qemu_aarch64_sbsa_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_aarch64_sbsa
  qemu_aarch64_virt_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_aarch64_virt
  qemu_arm_versatile_defconfig                   - Build for qemu_arm_versatile
  qemu_arm_versatile_nommu_defconfig             - Build for qemu_arm_versatile_nommu
  qemu_arm_vexpress_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_arm_vexpress
  qemu_arm_vexpress_tz_defconfig                 - Build for qemu_arm_vexpress_tz
  qemu_m68k_mcf5208_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_m68k_mcf5208
  qemu_m68k_q800_defconfig                       - Build for qemu_m68k_q800
  qemu_microblazebe_mmu_defconfig                - Build for qemu_microblazebe_mmu
  qemu_microblazeel_mmu_defconfig                - Build for qemu_microblazeel_mmu
  qemu_mips32r2el_malta_defconfig                - Build for qemu_mips32r2el_malta
  qemu_mips32r2_malta_defconfig                  - Build for qemu_mips32r2_malta
  qemu_mips32r6el_malta_defconfig                - Build for qemu_mips32r6el_malta
  qemu_mips32r6_malta_defconfig                  - Build for qemu_mips32r6_malta
  qemu_mips64el_malta_defconfig                  - Build for qemu_mips64el_malta
  qemu_mips64_malta_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_mips64_malta
  qemu_mips64r6el_malta_defconfig                - Build for qemu_mips64r6el_malta
  qemu_mips64r6_malta_defconfig                  - Build for qemu_mips64r6_malta
  qemu_nios2_10m50_defconfig                     - Build for qemu_nios2_10m50
  qemu_or1k_defconfig                            - Build for qemu_or1k
  qemu_ppc64_e5500_defconfig                     - Build for qemu_ppc64_e5500
  qemu_ppc64le_pseries_defconfig                 - Build for qemu_ppc64le_pseries
  qemu_ppc64_pseries_defconfig                   - Build for qemu_ppc64_pseries
  qemu_ppc_e500mc_defconfig                      - Build for qemu_ppc_e500mc
  qemu_ppc_g3beige_defconfig                     - Build for qemu_ppc_g3beige
  qemu_ppc_mac99_defconfig                       - Build for qemu_ppc_mac99
  qemu_ppc_mpc8544ds_defconfig                   - Build for qemu_ppc_mpc8544ds
  qemu_riscv32_virt_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_riscv32_virt
  qemu_riscv64_virt_defconfig                    - Build for qemu_riscv64_virt
  qemu_s390x_defconfig                           - Build for qemu_s390x
  qemu_sh4eb_r2d_defconfig                       - Build for qemu_sh4eb_r2d
  qemu_sh4_r2d_defconfig                         - Build for qemu_sh4_r2d
  qemu_sparc64_sun4u_defconfig                   - Build for qemu_sparc64_sun4u
  qemu_sparc_ss10_defconfig                      - Build for qemu_sparc_ss10
  qemu_x86_64_defconfig                          - Build for qemu_x86_64
  qemu_x86_defconfig                             - Build for qemu_x86
  qemu_xtensa_lx60_defconfig                     - Build for qemu_xtensa_lx60
  qemu_xtensa_lx60_nommu_defconfig               - Build for qemu_xtensa_lx60_nommu
  raspberrypi0_defconfig                         - Build for raspberrypi0
  raspberrypi0w_defconfig                        - Build for raspberrypi0w
  raspberrypi2_defconfig                         - Build for raspberrypi2
  raspberrypi3_64_defconfig                      - Build for raspberrypi3_64
  raspberrypi3_defconfig                         - Build for raspberrypi3
  raspberrypi3_qt5we_defconfig                   - Build for raspberrypi3_qt5we
  raspberrypi4_64_defconfig                      - Build for raspberrypi4_64
  raspberrypi4_defconfig                         - Build for raspberrypi4
  raspberrypicm4io_64_defconfig                  - Build for raspberrypicm4io_64
  raspberrypicm4io_defconfig                     - Build for raspberrypicm4io
  raspberrypi_defconfig                          - Build for raspberrypi
  riotboard_defconfig                            - Build for riotboard
  rock64_defconfig                               - Build for rock64
  rock_pi_4_defconfig                            - Build for rock_pi_4
  rock_pi_n10_defconfig                          - Build for rock_pi_n10
  rock_pi_n8_defconfig                           - Build for rock_pi_n8
  rockpro64_defconfig                            - Build for rockpro64
  roc_pc_rk3399_defconfig                        - Build for roc_pc_rk3399
  roseapplepi_defconfig                          - Build for roseapplepi
  s6lx9_microboard_defconfig                     - Build for s6lx9_microboard
  sheevaplug_defconfig                           - Build for sheevaplug
  snps_aarch64_vdk_defconfig                     - Build for snps_aarch64_vdk
  snps_arc700_axs101_defconfig                   - Build for snps_arc700_axs101
  snps_archs38_axs103_defconfig                  - Build for snps_archs38_axs103
  snps_archs38_haps_defconfig                    - Build for snps_archs38_haps
  snps_archs38_hsdk_defconfig                    - Build for snps_archs38_hsdk
  snps_archs38_vdk_defconfig                     - Build for snps_archs38_vdk
  socrates_cyclone5_defconfig                    - Build for socrates_cyclone5
  solidrun_clearfog_defconfig                    - Build for solidrun_clearfog
  solidrun_clearfog_gt_8k_defconfig              - Build for solidrun_clearfog_gt_8k
  solidrun_macchiatobin_defconfig                - Build for solidrun_macchiatobin
  stm32f429_disco_defconfig                      - Build for stm32f429_disco
  stm32f469_disco_defconfig                      - Build for stm32f469_disco
  stm32f469_disco_xip_defconfig                  - Build for stm32f469_disco_xip
  stm32mp157a_dk1_defconfig                      - Build for stm32mp157a_dk1
  stm32mp157c_dk2_defconfig                      - Build for stm32mp157c_dk2
  stm32mp157c_odyssey_defconfig                  - Build for stm32mp157c_odyssey
  terasic_de10nano_cyclone5_defconfig            - Build for terasic_de10nano_cyclone5
  toradex_apalis_imx6_defconfig                  - Build for toradex_apalis_imx6
  ts4900_defconfig                               - Build for ts4900
  ts5500_defconfig                               - Build for ts5500
  ts7680_defconfig                               - Build for ts7680
  uevm5432_defconfig                             - Build for uevm5432
  wandboard_defconfig                            - Build for wandboard
  warp7_defconfig                                - Build for warp7
  warpboard_defconfig                            - Build for warpboard
  zynq_microzed_defconfig                        - Build for zynq_microzed
  zynqmp_zcu106_defconfig                        - Build for zynqmp_zcu106
  zynq_qmtech_defconfig                          - Build for zynq_qmtech
  zynq_zc706_defconfig                           - Build for zynq_zc706
  zynq_zed_defconfig                             - Build for zynq_zed
# run build process
./ build 
[brm] select target configuration: raspberrypi3_defconfig

# list output images
./ images
total 157072
drwxr-xr-x 3 electux electux      4096 Nov  2 18:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 electux electux      4096 Nov  2 18:13 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 electux electux     28939 Nov  2 18:12 bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 electux electux     29558 Nov  2 18:12 bcm2710-rpi-3-b-plus.dtb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 electux electux     27429 Nov  2 18:12 bcm2710-rpi-cm3.dtb
-rw-r--r-- 1 electux electux  33554432 Nov  2 18:13 boot.vfat
-rw-r--r-- 1 electux electux 125829120 Nov  2 18:13 rootfs.ext2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 electux electux        11 Nov  2 18:13 rootfs.ext4 -> rootfs.ext2
drwxr-xr-x 3 electux electux      4096 Nov  2 17:43 rpi-firmware
-rw-r--r-- 1 electux electux 159384064 Nov  2 18:13 sdcard.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 electux electux   6341136 Nov  2 18:12 zImage


brm requires next modules and libraries

Shell tool structure

brm is based on MOP.

Shell tool structure


Documentation Status

More documentation and info at

License: GPL v3 License

Copyright (C) 2021 - 2024 by

brm is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Bash itself, either Bash version 4.2.47 or, at your option, any later version of Bash 4 you may have available.

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