Re: more nitpicky pedantry: question about DEFAULT_PREFERENCE

Robert P. J. Day

On Sat, 8 Feb 2020, rpjday@... wrote:
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which seems odd as there don't appear to be any other recipes that
provide pkgconfig, and AIUI, the default provider for any recipe is
the recipe with *exactly* the same name as the target -- in this case,

also wanted to clarify, while the default provider of a dependency
is the recipe with *exactly* that name, i'm assuming (i think i
remember this from somewhere) that if you have a number of recipes
that all provide, say, "virtual/kernel", and you have an explicit
dependency of "virtual/kernel", you *must* supply a

PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/kernel = ...

line, yes? as in, there's no weird processing to figure out which
recipe you'll be arbitrarily handed among the several that could be


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