[OE-core] [CONSOLIDATED PULL 14/16] distro-tracking: update data for some toolchain recipes
richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Oct 20 16:25:52 CEST 2011
On Wed, 2011-10-19 at 16:33 -0700, Saul Wold wrote:
> On 10/19/2011 12:00 PM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 16:30, Khem Raj<raj.khem at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...
> >>>>> Many upstreams we can't track if updates are required automagically, so
> >>>>> we
> >>>>> need a place to record when the last manual check was, also possible
> >>>>> reasons
> >>>>> why we should not update to newer versions, ...
> >> hmm manual check means it has to be done manually is there any thing
> >> that needs it ?
> >> I think unless they are distro specific which seems not since they are
> >> in oe-core
> >> they could exist in recipes thats my opinion.
> > I agree that this should be put into the recipes. Besides this allows
> > for checking if it was updated when the version has been updated.
> > If done right, when updating the version this data will be updated
> > together. I see no change in the amount of changes.
> > A plus of this choice is it will be more difficult to forget to update
> > that info. This happened in last qt update for an example.
> This may need to be something that the TSC brings up, possibly we can
> talk about it in Prague next week.
So just to give some background here, the information in those files was
added by Yocto people to give some idea of the update status of various
recipes. This included when the version was last checked/updated for
recipes which we can't automate that process for, when certain cleanup
checks were made, what the general state of the recipe was and who on
the Yocto team was specifically looking after given recipes.
When it was discussed, some of it was Yocto specific, some of it wasn't
and popular opinion was against it going into the recipes themselves. I
was ok with that given we have the pn- overrides and can handle the
problem that way just fine.
OE-Core happened and we kept the data with OE-Core at least for now. We
have several options:
a) Keep the data where it is
b) Merge the data into the recipes
c) Move the data out of OE-Core
Since a lot of that data is fairly Yocto process specific, it may make
sense to move it over to meta-yocto...
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