Writing a simple python recipe to add pydevd support to a personnal layer #yocto #zeus #make python recipe #yocto #zeus #make


Hello everyone,

I have to add a python module named "pydevd" in my personnal image machine.
Pydevd is a python module that can be used for remote debbuging with the Ecipse IDE.

So normally, I used to go to the site: http://layers.openembedded.org/layerindex/branch/zeus/recipes to see what are the recipes available for the yocto version I use (zeus version), and then, I add the name of the recipe to my image in:


As the recipe for the python 3 module: "pydevd" does not exists in zeus branch, I decided to create one by observing their structures and how python recipes are made.
So there is my recipe for the latest version of pydevd I got from python.org:

------------------------------------ pydevd_2.1.0.bb -------------------------------------------------------
SUMMARY = "Pydevd, a python module for eclipse remote debugging"
HOMEPAGE = "https://pypi.org/project/pydevd"
LIC_FILES_CHKSUM = "file://LICENSE;md5=30b3836521b3d65bef598bbc358a3afa"

SRC_URI = "https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/51/8c/4ebdb28a4b2f8cedc17a2fc68c38c545b12c2a861ac2bbd3cd5fdb5971a7/pydevd-2.1.0.tar.gz"
SRC_URI[md5sum] = "74f4336ce09c5fab228a8ff4285e519a"
SRC_URI[sha256sum] = "9f76aa4f82e43faba7c243d4c9678eb93e96848ba1e5dba61054bec2794e994b"

RDEPENDS_${PN}_class-target += "\
    ${PYTHON_PN}-threading \

inherit pypi setuptools3 ptest
BBCLASSEXTEND = "native nativesdk"

RDEPENDS_${PN}-ptest += " \
        ${PYTHON_PN}-pytest \

fakeroot do_install_test() {

        install -d ${D}${PTEST_PATH}/pydevd/tests
        cp -rf ${S}/pydevd/* ${D}/pydevd/
        cp -f ${S}/README.rst ${D}${PTEST_PATH}/

So I'm sure about md5 checksum, Licence and SRC_URI, but from the line: "RDEPENDS_${PN}_class-target" to the end, I'm not sure about what I'm doing :-)
After a test of compilation with the command "bitbake pydevd", bitbake seems to parse and extract the tar.gz package well, but I have an error at the end when it tried to do install.

My goal is simply to extract the content of the pydevd.tar.gz and installed it on my target path: "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages"

When I do that manually on my target machine (by extracting the tar.gz in "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages" ), it works fine and python can import the module pydevd. I would like to do the same thing with a yocto recipe, but i've never made any recipes, I just know the basic theory about it.

Does someone know or have ideas about how can I do that? Maybe it's not as simple as that, but as I'm pretty new, I don't realize the level of difficulty it represents.

Thanks for all and best reguards.

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