[OE-core] [PATCH] bitbake.conf: Simplify FILESPATH

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Nov 19 23:41:59 UTC 2012

Files are very rarely, if ever placed in ${PF}. If a recipe needs to do this,
it can easily append to FILESPATH so it makes sense to drop this from the
default search path.

Equally, using FILE_DIR as part of the search path leads to 'bad' SRC_URI
entries and/or file layouts which are not preferred. I'm therefore of the
opinion we should also remove this from FILESPATH and encourage people to
cleanup any places this breaks my correcting the layouts to match the standard
or worst case adding to FILESPATH in recipes that need it.

These changes work towards making the system more friendly as users won't be
greeted with huge search paths we rearely use making the "correct" layout
more obvious.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org>
diff --git a/meta/classes/base.bbclass b/meta/classes/base.bbclass
index 783b64d..6037f90 100644
--- a/meta/classes/base.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/base.bbclass
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@ BASEDEPENDS = "${@base_dep_prepend(d)}"
-FILESPATH = "${@base_set_filespath([ "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${PF}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${P}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${PN}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${BP}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${BPN}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/files", "${FILE_DIRNAME}" ], d)}"
+FILESPATH = "${@base_set_filespath([ "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${P}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${PN}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${BP}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/${BPN}", "${FILE_DIRNAME}/files"], d)}"
 # THISDIR only works properly with imediate expansion as it has to run
 # in the context of the location its used (:=)
 THISDIR = "${@os.path.dirname(d.getVar('FILE', True))}"

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