[bitbake-devel] executable metadata not supported in bbappend files?

Paul Eggleton paul.eggleton at linux.intel.com
Sun Dec 23 19:43:00 UTC 2012

On Friday 21 December 2012 23:50:25 Bob Cochran wrote:
> On 12/21/2012 08:35 PM, Bob Cochran wrote:
> > I just noticed that the current bitbake manual states in the "Defining
> > executable metadata" section that executable metadata is only supported
> > in .bb and .bbclass files, but I find that I can put (at least some
> > basic) tasks in .bbappend files, too.
> > 
> > Is this an oversight in the documentation, or are there gotchas adding
> > tasks to bbappend files that I haven't come across?  If it's the former,
> > I'll submit a patch.
> I see that bbappend isn't mentioned anywhere in the bitbake manual.
> That's a little confusing?

This is just an example of where the bitbake manual needs updating - bbappends 
weren't implemented when it was written. I believe the bitbake manual is being 
updated at the moment but I'm sure patches would still be welcome to extend it 
to mention bbappends in the appropriate places.



Paul Eggleton
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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