[meta-ti] building for pandaboard fails fetching u-boot *way* into the build phase

Denys Dmytriyenko denis at denix.org
Tue Nov 20 09:16:30 PST 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:24:20AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm sure there's a trivial workaround/explanation for this, but i
> wanted to build the basic meta-ti based build for my panda ES, so i
> started with oe-core and added the meta-ti layer.  then, because of
> some license issues (and based on a quick google search), i added this
> to my local.conf:
>   BBMASK = "meta-ti/recipes-misc"
> at that point, after selecting "pandaboard" as the machine, i wanted
> to prefetch everything:
> $ bitbake -c fetchall core-image-minimal
> which used solely my pre-mirror directory so that didn't take long.
>   *then*, because i allegedly had fetched everything i needed for the
> build, i edited my site.conf file and added:
> which, AIUI, should be perfectly safe since i had just done a
> fetchall.  not so:
> ERROR: Function failed: Network access disabled through BB_NO_NETWORK
> but access requested with command git clone --bare --mirror
> git://www.denx.de/git/u-boot.git
> /home/rpjday/y/builds/ti/panda/downloads/git2/www.denx.de.git.u-boot.git
> (for url None)
> ERROR: Logfile of failure stored in:
> /home/rpjday/y/builds/ti/panda/tmp-eglibc/work/pandaboard-oe-linux-gnueabi/u-boot-2011.12-r8/temp/log.do_fetch.29635
> hmmmmmm ...
> $ bitbake -s | grep u-boot
> nativesdk-u-boot-mkimage                          :2011.06-r0
> u-boot                                            :2011.12-r8
> u-boot-fw-utils                                   :2011.06-r1
> u-boot-mkimage                                    :2011.06-r0
> u-boot-mkimage-native                             :2011.06-r0
> $
>   ok, now i'm confused.  the above suggests that the version of u-boot
> to be used here is 2011.12-r8, but that was never fetched, and it's
> only now toward the end of the build that the fetch is attempted.
>   can someone clarify what's happening here?  why did my "fetchall"
> operation not fetch everything the build was going to need?

Is that because u-boot is not in a standard DEPENDS/RDEPENDS dependency tree, 
but rather in EXTRA_IMAGEDEPENDS list? I'm copying bitbake and oe-core lists, 
as I don't think it's meta-ti specific issue - u-boot recipe looks fine.


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