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authorVyacheslav Yurkov <>2020-11-17 15:41:20 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <>2020-11-24 10:27:38 +0000
commit670fe71dd18ea675f35581db4a61fda137f8bf00 (patch)
parent323b9728b31f785d64722ab3b03fae8d687f7cf4 (diff)
license_image.bbclass: use canonical name for license files
When copying license files to the image rootfs, i.e to /usr/share/common-licenses, a canonical name of a license should be used, otherwise duplicated files end up in common-licenses directory. For example, GPL-2.0 license according to conf/license.conf can be referenced in recipes as GPL-2, GPLv2, and GPLv2.0. If a license name is used directly, we end up with three files in the rootfs with the same content. If a canonical name used instead, then each license gets copied only once. Signed-off-by: Vyacheslav Yurkov <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/meta/classes/license_image.bbclass b/meta/classes/license_image.bbclass
index 702e9f9c55..119c8dfc86 100644
--- a/meta/classes/license_image.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/license_image.bbclass
@@ -125,7 +125,6 @@ def write_license_files(d, license_manifest, pkg_dic, rootfs=True):
licenses = os.listdir(pkg_license_dir)
for lic in licenses:
- rootfs_license = os.path.join(rootfs_license_dir, lic)
pkg_license = os.path.join(pkg_license_dir, lic)
pkg_rootfs_license = os.path.join(pkg_rootfs_license_dir, lic)
@@ -144,6 +143,8 @@ def write_license_files(d, license_manifest, pkg_dic, rootfs=True):
bad_licenses) == False:
+ # Make sure we use only canonical name for the license file
+ rootfs_license = os.path.join(rootfs_license_dir, "generic_%s" % generic_lic)
if not os.path.exists(rootfs_license):
oe.path.copyhardlink(pkg_license, rootfs_license)