initfs: update: Don't exec sh or sulogin on error just exit 1

When update was written it was exec'd from the shutdown script
and hence took over pid 1.  Since exiting in that environment was
a panic situation, the script instead started a rescue shell with
its output presumably on the console.

The calling convention was updated to be a simple invocation in
commit dbacf104885c ("obmc-initfs: run update as a sub-script")
but the error handling was not updated.  That error handling is
now becoming a hindrance to use from additional environments so
change it.

Signed-off-by: Milton Miller <>
1 file changed
tree: 704864fc32110f2779b155a0f075d844b9149ad5
  1. meta-openbmc-bsp/
  2. meta-openbmc-machines/
  3. meta-phosphor/
  4. yocto-poky/
  5. .gitignore
  6. .templateconf
  7. openbmc-env


Build Status


OpenBMC uses Yocto/Open-Embedded for a build system, which supports an out-of-tree build. It is recommended that you create an empty directory somewhere to hold the build. This directory will get big.

On Ubuntu 14.04 the following packages are required to build the default target

sudo apt-get install -y git build-essential libsdl1.2-dev texinfo gawk chrpath diffstat

On Fedora 23 the following packages are required to build the default target:

sudo dnf install -y git patch diffstat texinfo chrpath SDL-devel bitbake
sudo dnf groupinstall "C Development Tools and Libraries"

To start a build:

cd <builddir>
. <repodir>/openbmc-env
bitbake obmc-phosphor-image