Re: <rant>the current yocto FAQ is pretty much valueless</rant>

Robert P. J. Day

On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Paul Eggleton wrote:

On Tuesday 26 June 2012 12:26:28 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i thought that was the technique for centralizing personal config
preferences that you *didn't* want to manually copy into every
local.conf file you created. if you add that personal content into
each local.conf, then of course you don't need those options.
I guess it depends on what you mean by "personal content". Certain
settings are really part of distro policy and if you're finding that
you're setting them all the time for all of the builds that you're
doing, it would make more sense to create a distro layer that sets
them - then it's simply a matter of ensuring that layer is added to
your bblayers.conf and you set DISTRO as appropriate.

AFAIK the command line options in question were added to allow
frontends to inject configuration into bitbake rather than something
the user would normally use directly.
ok, that makes sense. but would it also make sense for bitbake to
perhaps support another option that *does* allow personal content to,
say, be effectively appended to one's local.conf. for instance, every
single local.conf i create immediately gets this added to the end:

SOURCE_MIRROR_URL ?= "file:///home/rpjday/dl/"
INHERIT += "own-mirrors"

is there a simpler way to do that?



Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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