Skipping network-required recipes automatically?

Joel A Cohen

Hi all,

My layer has a bunch of "development" recipes that contain something like:

PV = "1.1.2+git${SRCPV}"

In these cases, my recipes have a "known good" version that has a specific known-good version number (, and then the "" file that I only enable using PREFERRED_VERSION when I'm wanting to use the latest source code.

My problem with this is that it seems to defeat BB_NO_NETWORK, and I'm not sure how to handle it. I would like my layer to work correctly with no network, but the mere presence of these development recipes causes my build to fail during parsing if the network is not available.

My last failed attempt was to create a "skip-git" class that I inherit in local.conf with the following:

python () {
    no_network = d.getVar('BB_NO_NETWORK')
    pn = d.getVar('PN')
    pv = d.getVar('PV')

    if no_network and 'git' in pv:
        raise bb.parse.SkipRecipe("Recipe requires git, but no network: %s-%s" % (pn, pv))

Unfortunately, bitbake seems to fail in before my class actually has a chance to skip the recipe even in this case.

Is there a better way to handle this?


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