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From: Matt Hoosier <matt.hoosier@gmail.com>
To: yocto@yoctoproject.org
Subject: Enforcing version constraints on dependencies at build-time
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 15:26:34 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJgxT39zyBNb5VBaOQN6tZt73YiSAJ5qbimj+yaPV9za52qpBw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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The RDEPENDS variable supports giving numeric version bounds. For example:

  RDEPENDS_${PN} = "foo (>= 1.3)"

That works well for getting version dependencies respected at rootfs time.
But DEPENDS (used at build-time) silently ignores any similar constraint
arguments. For example:

  DEPENDS = "foo (>= 1.3)"

will not cause a recipe to be skipped if foo is present only at some
version less than 1.3.

I've tried a couple of workarounds in functions like so:

  python () {
    # Pseudocode. Version-number parsing would have to be done.
    if d.getVar('PV_pn-foo', True) < '1.3':
      raise bb.parse.SkipException('...')
  }

but ${PV_pn-foo} always just evaluates to None. I think this is because of
the well-defined boundaries between instantiations of variables in one
recipe and the next.

Is there any way to escape that isolation and express version boundaries?

-Matt

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             reply	other threads:[~2017-04-04 20:27 UTC|newest]

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2017-04-04 20:26 Matt Hoosier [this message]
2017-04-04 21:07 ` Burton, Ross

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