Re: clarifying "PROVIDES =" versus "PROVIDES +=" (pedantic stuff)

Leon Woestenberg

Hello Robert,

i am *assuming* that, in the absence of a compelling reason, the use
of "+=" instead of "=" in this context is harmless, but unnecessary,
My understanding is that:

meta/recipes-support/libpcre/ += "pcre"
means "I provide both "libpcre" as well as "pcre". I am assuming that
PROVIDES = "${PN}" is already set by a core BitBake rule somewhere.
(Didn't check...)

So I think it might be harmful to replace it with "=", as it would no
longer provide libpcre.

Leon Woestenberg

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