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authorPaul Eggleton <>2011-08-16 18:13:04 +0100
committerSaul Wold <>2011-08-18 13:45:43 -0700
commit4316c5e9eec67d71f4699102a63a5f968bd8d1d9 (patch)
treeffd7526418403d68c7a3c8853cacad3dcf6a3f5d /meta/files
parent2e83e6755441cb14bd907d306974338c15173189 (diff)
image.bbclass, kernel.bbclass: create warning file about deleting deploydir files
New users sometimes delete files in tmp/deploy/images assuming they will be re-created just by re-running the build, and then are confused when this doesn't work. To discourage people from doing this, create a file called README_-_DO_NOT_DELETE_FILES_IN_THIS_DIRECTORY.txt in tmp/deploy/images containing an explanation of what needs to be done to re-create files there. Fixes [YOCTO #1315] and [YOCTO #1346]. Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <>
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+Files in the deploy directory will not be re-created automatically if you
+delete them. If you do delete a file, you will need to run:
+ bitbake -c clean TARGET
+ bitbake TARGET
+where TARGET is the name of the appropriate package or target e.g.
+"virtual/kernel" for the kernel, an image, etc.