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authorPaul Eggleton <>2016-11-16 09:05:45 +1300
committerRichard Purdie <>2016-11-23 11:02:29 +0000
commit857c06d6a1d161bf5a01311d07758bd4241929a3 (patch)
parent5f08d4ea1b4ddf04d7f1d8aa38c0dac9b1af44bc (diff)
devtool: modify: support recipes with only local files as source
The hello-mod recipe is unusual in that it has only local files in SRC_URI and builds these out of ${WORKDIR}. When you use devtool modify on it, devtool puts all of those files in an "oe-local-files" subdirectory of the source tree, which is not ${S} (or ${B}) any more and thus building the recipe afterwards fails. It's a bit of a hack, but symlink the files in oe-local-files into the source tree (and commit the symlinks with an ignored commit so that the repo is clean) to work around the problem. We only do this at time of extraction, so any files added to or removed from oe-local-files after that won't be handled, but I think there's a limit to how far we should go to support these kinds of recipes - ultimately they are anomalies. I initially tried a hacky workaround where I set effectively set B = "${WORKDIR}" and that allowed it to build, but other things such as the LIC_FILES_CHKSUM checks still broke because they expected to find files in ${S}. Another hack where I set the sourcetree to point to the oe-local-files subdirectory works for hello-mod but not for makedevs since whilst that is similar, unlike hello-mod it does in fact have files in the source tree (since it has a patch that adds COPYING) and thus the same issue occurred. Also tweak one of the tests that tries devtool modify / update-recipe on the makedevs recipe to try building it since that would have caught this issue. Fixes [YOCTO #10616]. Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <> Signed-off-by: Ross Burton <>
2 files changed, 25 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/meta/lib/oeqa/selftest/ b/meta/lib/oeqa/selftest/
index 2a08721336..7db286fc15 100644
--- a/meta/lib/oeqa/selftest/
+++ b/meta/lib/oeqa/selftest/
@@ -874,6 +874,8 @@ class DevtoolTests(DevtoolBase):
result = runCmd('devtool modify %s -x %s' % (testrecipe, tempdir))
# Check git repo
+ # Try building just to ensure we haven't broken that
+ bitbake("%s" % testrecipe)
# Edit / commit local source
runCmd('echo "/* Foobar */" >> oe-local-files/makedevs.c', cwd=tempdir)
runCmd('echo "Foo" > oe-local-files/new-local', cwd=tempdir)
diff --git a/scripts/lib/devtool/ b/scripts/lib/devtool/
index 34de7bd623..e4d2a57ab6 100644
--- a/scripts/lib/devtool/
+++ b/scripts/lib/devtool/
@@ -674,6 +674,29 @@ def _extract_source(srctree, keep_temp, devbranch, sync, d):
shutil.move(srcsubdir, srctree)
+ if os.path.abspath(d.getVar('S', True)) == os.path.abspath(d.getVar('WORKDIR', True)):
+ # If recipe extracts to ${WORKDIR}, symlink the files into the srctree
+ # (otherwise the recipe won't build as expected)
+ local_files_dir = os.path.join(srctree, 'oe-local-files')
+ addfiles = []
+ for root, _, files in os.walk(local_files_dir):
+ relpth = os.path.relpath(root, local_files_dir)
+ if relpth != '.':
+ bb.utils.mkdirhier(os.path.join(srctree, relpth))
+ for fn in files:
+ if fn == '.gitignore':
+ continue
+ destpth = os.path.join(srctree, relpth, fn)
+ if os.path.exists(destpth):
+ os.unlink(destpth)
+ os.symlink('oe-local-files/%s' % fn, destpth)
+ addfiles.append(os.path.join(relpth, fn))
+ if addfiles:
+'git add %s' % ' '.join(addfiles), cwd=srctree)
+ useroptions = []
+ oe.patch.GitApplyTree.gitCommandUserOptions(useroptions, d=d)
+'git %s commit -a -m "Committing local file symlinks\n\n%s"' % (' '.join(useroptions), oe.patch.GitApplyTree.ignore_commit_prefix), cwd=srctree)
if kconfig:'Copying kernel config to srctree')
shutil.copy2(kconfig, srctree)