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authorRichard Purdie <>2013-11-07 22:35:07 +0000
committerRichard Purdie <>2013-11-12 16:00:20 +0000
commitb7279f99639774674da806d37d252f388f33055f (patch)
parent22465cef87b4b1685b3b131751eaf528503b264c (diff)
bitbake.conf: Default DISTRO to nodistro
An empty distro value leads to OVERRIDES and FILESOVERRIDES containing "::" entries which causes odd issues such as files being included when they shouldn't be. We could put in anonymous python to guard against empty entries but its messy and setting a default value for DISTRO to something harmless is much easier. This patch adds a weak default and ensures the sanity test doesn't complain about it. DISTRO_VERSION and SDK_VERSION are also updated to match. Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
3 files changed, 7 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/meta/classes/sanity.bbclass b/meta/classes/sanity.bbclass
index b8e5b02da0..83378b0573 100644
--- a/meta/classes/sanity.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/sanity.bbclass
@@ -599,7 +599,7 @@ def check_sanity_everybuild(status, d):
# Check that the DISTRO is valid, if set
# need to take into account DISTRO renaming DISTRO
distro = d.getVar('DISTRO', True)
- if distro:
+ if distro and distro != "nodistro":
if not ( check_conf_exists("conf/distro/${DISTRO}.conf", d) or check_conf_exists("conf/distro/include/${DISTRO}.inc", d) ):
status.addresult("DISTRO '%s' not found. Please set a valid DISTRO in your local.conf\n" % d.getVar("DISTRO", True))
diff --git a/meta/conf/bitbake.conf b/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
index d7b7a4b46f..ea313adca5 100644
--- a/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
+++ b/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
@@ -656,6 +656,10 @@ AUTO_LIBNAME_PKGS = "${PACKAGES}"
### Config file processing
+# An empty distro leads to :: entries in OVERRIDES and FILEOVERRIDES which
+# is a bad idea. Setting a dummy value is better than a ton of anonymous python.
+DISTRO ??= "nodistro"
# Overrides are processed left to right, so the ones that are named later take precedence.
# You generally want them to go from least to most specific.
diff --git a/meta/conf/distro/include/ b/meta/conf/distro/include/
index d275525000..5ef9c32c39 100644
--- a/meta/conf/distro/include/
+++ b/meta/conf/distro/include/
@@ -43,8 +43,8 @@ NO32LIBS ??= "1"
# Default to emitting logfiles if a build fails.
-SDK_VERSION ??= "oe-core.0"
-DISTRO_VERSION ??= "oe-core.0"
+SDK_VERSION ??= "nodistro.0"
+DISTRO_VERSION ??= "nodistro.0"
# Missing checksums should raise an error