Re: Bug 10699 - Ensure consistency in repository URLs #yocto #python

Paul Eggleton

Hi folks

my replies inline below

On Saturday, 10 October 2020 04:25:29 NZDT Randy MacLeod wrote:
On 2020-10-08 4:13 p.m., wrote:
I would like to work on #10699 -- Ensure consistency in repository URLs
bug. Kindly help me to move forward by providing more information on
this issue(like where I can find more URL's mentioned in the request)
Hi Akhila,

This bug is about the data in the recipes in oe-core and all layers.

There is a layer tracking system called 'the layer index':
where you can search by various keys such as recipe name, layer name, etc.

If you go to the bottom of that page, you can find:
and that page has a link to the source code:

git clone git://

I don't work on this code so if you have questions, hopefully Paul
(bluelightning) or someone else will help out. My take is that:

"we'll probably need to have a table (possibly in the database)
that we can populate with mappings for known URLs."
so you'll need to find where the SRC_URI such as line 8 here:

is stored in the layerindex code and add each SRC_URI to a table or
some other data structure.
Actually for this issue we're not concerned with SRC_URI, just the repo URL at
the layer level - the database is normalised so that the latter is mostly in
one place.

Then, when a new layer is added the layerindex would use this table
to ensure that there are no duplicates that differ only by
the transport, i.e. "https://"; vs "git://", as mentioned in the bug:
"The mapping would be done when the entry is submitted."
I would have thought that we'd just need to have some code that can turn one
URL into its variant in the other protocol, then we can apply that both at
layer submission time and potentially as a process across the layers in the
database if needed. Happy to take suggestions though.

Thanks for looking into this Akhila!


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