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authorRasmus Villemoes <>2018-07-11 13:38:56 +0200
committerRichard Purdie <>2018-08-15 21:45:10 +0100
commit805edbc7dc9ceae00d991f9b4e185bbbe1d3ba45 (patch)
parent73e9a5fc3234acda561f26cb915f4b636982ad63 (diff)
package.bbclass: improve -dbg and -src package ordering
nativesdk-gpgme fails package_qa when setting PACKAGE_DEBUG_SPLIT_STYLE = "debug-with-srcpkg". ERROR: nativesdk-gpgme-1.10.0-r0 do_package_qa: QA Issue: non debug package contains .debug directory: nativesdk-python3-gpg path /work/x86_64-nativesdk-oesdk-linux/nativesdk-gpgme/1.10.0-r0/packages-split/nativesdk-python3-gpg/usr/local/oecore-x86_64/sysroots/x86_64-oesdk-linux/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/gpg/.debug/ [debug-files] This turns out to be because the automatic moving of the -dbg package to the beginning of the package list is disabled in that case, so the python3-gpg packages that the recipe prepends to PACKAGES ends up before the -dbg package. It's not clear why the "and not split_source_package" was added when debug-with-srcpkg was introduced. Presumably the intention was to prevent the -dbg package to end up before the -src package, which we of course need to. But at the same time, we still need -dbg packages to end up before all other packages. Using list.insert(0, ...) also means that if there happens to more than one -dbg package, their relative ordering gets inverted in the new list. This tries to fix these issues by sorting the packages by (priority, original position), where priority is 10 for -src, 30 for -dbg and 50 for everything else. That guarantees that packages of the same "type" preserve their relative ordering, while also ensuring that -dbg always preceed other packages. This scheme is also quite extensible, and, should the need arise, one could even expose the priorities as a knob the recipe author could use to ensure specific orderings of packages instead of the somewhat fragile and coarse-grained method of "prepend or append, and ensure you do that in a proper order". Probably the autodebug condition needs to stay, but I think the split_source_package condition in the preceding elif should be removed, so that that logic applies to all packages called -src, not just the one we might have created a few lines above. Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/meta/classes/package.bbclass b/meta/classes/package.bbclass
index a116948952..4ce9de2f57 100644
--- a/meta/classes/package.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/package.bbclass
@@ -1138,21 +1138,22 @@ python populate_packages () {
# Sanity check PACKAGES for duplicates
# Sanity should be moved to sanity.bbclass once we have the infrastructure
- package_list = []
+ package_dict = {}
- for pkg in packages.split():
- if pkg in package_list:
+ for i, pkg in enumerate(packages.split()):
+ if pkg in package_dict:
msg = "%s is listed in PACKAGES multiple times, this leads to packaging errors." % pkg
package_qa_handle_error("packages-list", msg, d)
# If debug-with-srcpkg mode is enabled then the src package will have
# priority over dbg package when assigning the files.
# This allows src package to include source files and remove them from dbg.
elif split_source_package and pkg.endswith("-src"):
- package_list.insert(0, pkg)
- elif autodebug and pkg.endswith("-dbg") and not split_source_package:
- package_list.insert(0, pkg)
+ package_dict[pkg] = (10, i)
+ elif autodebug and pkg.endswith("-dbg"):
+ package_dict[pkg] = (30, i)
- package_list.append(pkg)
+ package_dict[pkg] = (50, i)
+ package_list = sorted(package_dict.keys(), key=package_dict.get)
d.setVar('PACKAGES', ' '.join(package_list))
pkgdest = d.getVar('PKGDEST')