Re: PREFERRED_VERSION_pn-: which version is selected?

Quentin Schulz

Hi Mauro,

On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 11:52:33AM +0100, Mauro Ziliani wrote:
Hi all.

I'm working with Krogoth on imx6

I have the same recipe with different versions

In the image recipe I put

IMAGE_INSTALL_append := " \

    recipe1 \


PREFERRED_VERSION_pn-recipe1 := "0.9"
Yocto chant #1: Recipe data is local, conf data is global.

In other words, you cannot modify other recipes from one recipe.

Since image recipes are recipes, your PREFERRED_VERSION ni your image
recipe is effectively a no-op.

On a side note, := operator is rarely seen outside of
FILESEXTRAPATHS_prepend in bbappend, try to keep it this way.

If I do

 bitbake -s

I get

recipe1    :1.0-r0

If I do

bitbake image-recipe

in image-recipe.manifest I look

recipe1  1.0-r0

Why is not selected the preferred version?

How can I choose the recipe's version I'd like?
In a configuration file: local.conf, distro.conf, machine.conf.

Though, it is heavily discouraged to use local.conf for anything except
debugging sessions, as it is meant only for **local** configuration and
isn't supposed to be versioned.


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