[OE-core] [PATCH 2/4] meta-selftest: add selftest-ed recipes

Joshua Lock joshua.g.lock at linux.intel.com
Fri Mar 10 13:27:00 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-03-09 at 21:05 +0100, Patrick Ohly wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-03-08 at 17:24 +0000, Joshua Lock wrote:
> > The oe-selftest oescripts.TestScripts.test_cleanup_workdir was
> > using
> > gzip and the GPLv2 variant to test cleanup of the workdir. This
> > broke
> > with the removal of GPLv2 recipes from OE-Core.
> > 
> > Instead of relying on recipes in OE-Core remaining static we should
> > ensure that meta-selftest provides recipes required for the tests
> > to pass.
> > To that end we take a copy of the current GPLv2 and GPLv3 variants
> > of ed
> > and include them in meta-selftest as new recipes.
> > We chose ed over gzip as gzip has dependencies which would require
> > additional GPLv2 recipes to be included in meta-selftest.
> Wouldn't the test become faster when using artificial recipes, i.e.
> something which doesn't really need sources? Such an artificial
> recipe
> can use a local file as its "source", for example.

Indeed, that would make the test faster. I took a shorter route for
this series in an attempt to unblock M3, however I realise that the
bitbake targets used in oe-selftest could do with a consistent review.

I've filed an enhancement request to that effect:


> Or did I misunderstand something and the selftest doesn't really
> build
> ed?

It does build ed, which is an improvement over building gzip but not as
fast as something artificial.

Thanks for the feedback,


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