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From: Fawzi KHABER <>
Cc:, Fawzi KHABER <>,
	Michael Opdenacker <>,
	Ever ATILANO <>,
	Yoann CONGAL <>
Subject: [PATCH v4 1/2] doc: ref-variables: add LAYERSERIES_COMPAT to term glossary
Date: Thu,  2 Mar 2023 17:14:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Bitbake throws a warning if the layer compatibility is not defined since
cca81e33b58c390dcf5cc3a31555a43b79177166. The description of this variable
comes from the Yocto Project manual.

Reviewed-by: Michael Opdenacker <>
Reviewed-by: Ever ATILANO <>
Reviewed-by: Yoann CONGAL <>
Signed-off-by: Fawzi KHABER <>
 .../bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.rst     | 23 +++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.rst b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.rst
index 09d09a8d..a48e7000 100644
--- a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.rst
+++ b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.rst
@@ -1096,6 +1096,29 @@ overview of their function and contents.
       variable is not available outside of ``layer.conf`` and references
       are expanded immediately when parsing of the file completes.
+      Lists the versions of the OpenEmbedded-Core (OE-Core) for which
+      a layer is compatible. Using the :term:`LAYERSERIES_COMPAT` variable
+      allows the layer maintainer to indicate which combinations of the
+      layer and OE-Core can be expected to work. The variable gives the
+      system a way to detect when a layer has not been tested with new
+      releases of OE-Core (e.g. the layer is not maintained).
+      To specify the OE-Core versions for which a layer is compatible, use
+      this variable in your layer's ``conf/layer.conf`` configuration file.
+      For the list, use the Yocto Project release name (e.g. "kirkstone",
+      "mickledore"). To specify multiple OE-Core versions for the layer, use
+      a space-separated list::
+         LAYERSERIES_COMPAT_layer_root_name = "kirkstone mickledore"
+      .. note::
+         Setting :term:`LAYERSERIES_COMPAT` is required by the Yocto Project
+         Compatible version 2 standard.
+         The OpenEmbedded build system produces a warning if the variable
+         is not set for any given layer.
       Optionally specifies the version of a layer as a single number. You
       can use this variable within

             reply	other threads:[~2023-03-02 16:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-03-02 16:14 Fawzi KHABER [this message]
2023-03-02 16:14 ` [PATCH v4 2/2] bitbake-user-manual: update Hello World example Fawzi KHABER
2023-03-02 16:58   ` [bitbake-devel] " Michael Opdenacker
2023-03-02 16:45 ` [bitbake-devel] [PATCH v4 1/2] doc: ref-variables: add LAYERSERIES_COMPAT to term glossary Michael Opdenacker

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