Re: File collision: same path from 2 recipes

Quentin Schulz

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 02:56:28PM +0200, Laurent Gauthier wrote:
I would guess so.

Here is a way to figure out all the packages in which your file is
delivered (small trick that has proven quite useful for me to figure out
which recipe/package provides a specific file):

1. cd <your-build-directory>
2. echo tmp/work/*/*/*/packages-split/*/etc/network/if-up,d/hostapd_restart

This will show you which packages have the file

If you just want to check which recipe installs it (in case it is installed
by the recipe, but not packaged):

1. cd <your-build-directory>
2. echo tmp/work/*/*/*/package/etc/network/if-up,d/hostapd_restart
If available in krogoth,
`oe-pkdata-util find-path /etc/network/if-up,d/hostapd_restart` does
this exact thing :)


I hope this helps.

Kind Regards, Laurent.

PS: in some configurations of your build you might have to adjust the name
of the "tmp" directory.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM Mauro Ziliani <> wrote:

Thanks for your help.

I'm working with an old Krogoth.

This checks is true even with Krogoth?

Il 29/09/20 14:17, Laurent Gauthier ha scritto:

Hi Mauro,

From my experience there should be an error reported during the image
creation as long as the two *packages* that contain a file with the same
name are BOTH installed in the root filesystem.

If you don't receive an error I would suspect that for some reason the
file is really only installed by one of the two packages.

Another source of your issue is that there can be more than one package
created by one recipe, and maybe you are not installing the package which
contains the contentious file.

Kind Regards, Laurent.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 2:08 PM Mauro Ziliani <>

Hi all.

There is a QA to test if 2 recipes try to install a file with the same

In my BSP 2 recipes try install the file

I'd like receive an error from bitbale

Best regards,


Laurent Gauthier
Embedded Linux Systems & Software
Phone: +33 630 483 429

Laurent Gauthier
Embedded Linux Systems & Software
Phone: +33 630 483 429

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