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

Paul Eggleton

On Tuesday 26 June 2012 13:05:21 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Paul Eggleton wrote:
On Tuesday 26 June 2012 12:51:15 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
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"
OK, looking at the settings you've listed, I think these are the
kinds of things that site.conf was invented for - stuff that is
specific not to the builds you are doing but to the host machine /
site. You can simply put these settings in a file called site.conf
next to local.conf and they'll be read from there; for new build
directories you can just copy it in or symlink it from some common
that still requires just a touch of user intervention. no totally
automatic way to do that, then? it's at least an improvement over
manual copying, thanks.
I have thought about this - it would be great if oe-init-build-env could
copy/symlink your customised version from somewhere automatically every time;
however the question would be how would it know where to copy it from? I'm not
sure an added command-line option would be much better than just getting
people to copy/symlink it in manually.



Paul Eggleton
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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