[bitbake-devel] [OE-core] Layer priorities influencing default version selection

Chris Larson clarson at kergoth.com
Tue Aug 2 14:14:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Phil Blundell <philb at gnu.org> wrote:
> Actually, to some extent I consider it a bit of a misfeature that the
> layer priority is specified by the layer rather than by the user in
> bblayers.conf, since this makes it harder to vary the stack-up order
> without local hackery to the layer files.  For example, meta-oe
> currently sets itself to a higher priority than oe-core, but I've found
> that it generally seems to suit me better if meta-oe is actually the
> lower-priority layer.

Agreed. It also means that the priority knowledge is split between
layer.conf and bblayers.conf today, as config/class priority is
determined by order of entries in BBLAYERS, whereas recipe priority is
determined by layer.conf.
Christopher Larson
clarson at kergoth dot com
Founder - BitBake, OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus
Maintainer - Tslib
Senior Software Engineer, Mentor Graphics

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