Re: What is the recommended method to patch a recipe?

Nicolas Dechesne

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 10:20 AM nus1998 <nus1998@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I googled some topics on how to patch a recipe, most of them recommend to generate a corresponding <foo>.bbappend to apply the patch, I wonder if there is already a bbappend file, shall I modify the bbappend file directly, or create another layer to overwrite the bbappend file (and including the patchs in original bbappend file)?

A good rule of thumb is to never modify a metadata that is not yours. That applies to everything:
* if you need to modify a bb file from a 3rd party library, create a bbappend file in your layer
* if you need to modify a bbappend from a 3rd party, then create another bbappend in your layer

And by 3rd party i mean any layer/tree which is not yours (OE-core, or any other layer your are using).

Thanks in advance

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