Re: Use AUTOREV and have revision/commit number in package name?

Martin Jansa

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 11:46:42AM +0200, Martin Jansa wrote:
Just out of my curiosity:

How are PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg supposed to work when I prefer pkg with
autoreved revision.

bbfile will be named like
inside will be PV="1.0.0+gitr${SRCPV}" and DEFAULT_PREFERENCE=-1

I would like to force using this _git version even when there will be with PV="1.1.0"

For fixed revision ie from sane-srcrevs i can bump PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg
with every revision bump in sane-srcrevs, but it also suboptimal :/.

With autorev I cannot set PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg at all, if I understand
it right, because I never know which string will be in ${SRCPV} and
using just PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg="1.0.0+git" or "git" ends with
"preferred version is not available". Setting PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg to
"1.0.0+gitr${SRCPV}" is not expanded and ends with a bit confusing
bitbake exception about SRC_URI not referencing some SCM.

I've asked on IRC and they said that its common practise to remove
PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg and adjust DEFAULT_PREFERENCE or blacklist all
other versions (like that with PV="1.1.0").

Now I solved my problem with updating PV in recipies which weren't
preferred by bitbake to latest version from all available (moved to
PV="1.1.0+gitr${SRCPV}" when is commited and removed

Could it be solved better? Something like:
1) use .bb file with exact the same PV
2) use .bb file where PV starts with the same string as is in
PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg if exact is not found and print warning.
What about this small patch in attachment?

Is there better character for wildchar ('*')?

For this type of PVs is wildchar usefull only in the end of
PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg, would someone need it somewhere else?

Testing regexp match seems like too much for me, at least because
preferred versions contain '.' now and it would be confusing to use
regexp without escaping them.


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