Re: What is the recommended method to patch a recipe?
On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 12:46, Nicolas Dechesne <nicolas.dechesne@...> wrote:
I beg to differ! Bbappends are making it difficult to reason about what the recipe with all its appends is doing (because they destroy spatial locality and aren't easily visible), and I would actually discourage using them if the modification can go to the original recipe.
Is it fixing a problem? Is it adding a build option absent from the original recipe? Then please take the trouble to submit the change to the owners of the recipe.
Similarly, if a bbappend is re-setting the component version to something else (yes, people do that despite my best efforts to prohibit the practice), then a much cleaner approach is to actually make a fully copy of the recipe, or go and fix the original.