[yocto] packaging documentation

Steve Scott sscott at san.rr.com
Wed Mar 13 08:47:54 PDT 2019

Hi Scott:


Yes, I’ve been searching in the mega manual, and I’ve read the section in the overview manual. The old OE Manual explanation was more what I was looking for. It seems that has been lost somewhere along the way. Filing a bug against the docs sounds like a good idea – I’m not sure how to do that.






From: Scott Rifenbark [mailto:srifenbark at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:42 AM
To: sscott at san.rr.com
Cc: Yocto discussion list <yocto at yoctoproject.org>
Subject: Re: [yocto] packaging documentation


Hi Steve, 


Have you found the YP Overview and Concepts Manual?  There is a fairly large section here - https://yoctoproject.org/docs/2.6.1/overview-manual/overview-manual.html#openembedded-build-system-build-concepts that covers build concepts in some detail.  This might help you.  


Another idea for finding topics in the YP manual set is to use the YP Mega-Manual (https://yoctoproject.org/docs/current/mega-manual/mega-manual.html), which is a compilation of the set of YP manuals.  You can search the entire set for terms (e.g. "packag").  It occurs a lot in the set but it is a way to find all the occurrences. 


If you still cannot find satisfactory explanation on how packages are generated, we can file a bug against the docs and get a good explanation in there.


Hope this helps, 



On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 9:21 AM Steve Scott <sscott at san.rr.com <mailto:sscott at san.rr.com> > wrote:



I’ve been trying to get a better understanding of how packages are generated by recipes. I found a fairly good explanation in an old OpenEmbedded User’s Manual (https://dominion.thruhere.net/koen/OE/OE-usermanual.html#recipes_packages). The manual is hard to find, and doesn’t appear to be archive on the openembedded site (https://www.openembedded.org/wiki/Documentation).


Can somebody point me to an equivalent discussion in the current Yocto project documentation?






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