Re: Documentation: Default FILESDIR

Rifenbark, Scott M <scott.m.rifenbark@...>


Please look at in the YP Reference manual. This is the section you refer to in this mail. The link in this latest version correctly goes to the referenced Quilt section, which has significantly changed. The little paragraph you quote below is now basically part of the 9-step Quilt process in the YP Dev manual (

Can you look at these two sections now and then provide me with FILESPATH information so I can create a glossary entry for the item and possibly work the use of FILESPATH into the updated Quilt section?


-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Hart [mailto:dvhart@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:40 PM
To: Chris Larson
Cc: Yocto Project; Perez-Gonzalez, Inaky; Rifenbark, Scott M
Subject: Re: [yocto] Documentation: Default FILESDIR

On 02/29/2012 04:27 PM, Chris Larson wrote:
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Darren Hart <dvhart@...> wrote:
When a new user goes to write a recipe and add a patch or other file,
they need to understand FILESDIR and where to put these additional
files. I scanned the reference manual and the dev manual and came up
mostly empty handed. The one glipse of it is in section 5.1.4 of the
Reference Manual:

It is useful when making changes directly to the work directory files to
do so using the Quilt tool as detailed in the Modifying Package Source
Code with Quilt section. Using Quilt, you can copy patches into the
recipe directory and use the patches directly through use of the SRC_URI

Unfortunately, this doesn't say where the recipe directory is and what
it should be named.

Is this documented somewhere that I missed? If not, Scott can you add
this task to your list of doc gaps?
FILESDIR hasn't actually been used (or, shouldn't have been) for
years. FILESPATH replaced it.
Sorry, I should have said FILESPATH - that's what I get for not looking
it up. The situation is unchanged though.

Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center
Yocto Project - Linux Kernel

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