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

Robert P. J. Day

On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Rifenbark, Scott M wrote:

So this situation might lend itself to a nice FAQ question....
Something like "How do I isolate site and machine specific
information during a build?" And the solution can tell them how to
use a site.conf file.
yes, but it would also need information on ordering of consultation.
from bitbake.conf:

require conf/abi_version.conf
include conf/site.conf
include conf/auto.conf
include conf/local.conf
include conf/build/${BUILD_SYS}.conf
include conf/target/${TARGET_SYS}.conf
include conf/machine/${MACHINE}.conf
include conf/machine-sdk/${SDKMACHINE}.conf
include conf/distro/${DISTRO}.conf
include conf/distro/defaultsetup.conf
include conf/documentation.conf
require conf/sanity.conf

is it safe to assume that the ordering there is important, and that
files are consulted top down? if that's the case, it's useful to
explain that the site.conf file would be consulted before one's
local.conf file (if that's in fact the case).



Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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