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* [PATCH] fetch2: Add autorev warning when it is set too late
@ 2023-03-16 17:32 Richard Purdie
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From: Richard Purdie @ 2023-03-16 17:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: bitbake-devel

Bitbake expects a consistent metadata environment when it parses. There
are plenty of ways you can set a recipe to autorev at a point where parts
of the fetcher have already been triggered leading to obsure bugs which
I struggled to debug, let alone anyone not familar with the code.

If anyone is running into the message from the commit, the issue is
likely one of timing. Keep in mind that the anonymous python code
in base.bbclass will expand variables like FILESPATH, WORKDIR and others
which contain PV. The recipe needs to be set to AUTOREV before that
anonymous python runs.

In particular, that means you can't set SRCREV = "${AUTOREV}" in other
anonymous python, it needs to happen earlier.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
 lib/bb/fetch2/ | 2 ++
 lib/bb/parse/       | 3 +++
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/bb/fetch2/ b/lib/bb/fetch2/
index cf65727a20..c8a6de62d0 100644
--- a/lib/bb/fetch2/
+++ b/lib/bb/fetch2/
@@ -753,6 +753,7 @@ def get_autorev(d):
     #  only not cache src rev in autorev case
     if d.getVar('BB_SRCREV_POLICY') != "cache":
         d.setVar('BB_DONT_CACHE', '1')
+    d.setVar("__BBAUTOREV_SEEN", True)
     return "AUTOINC"
 def get_srcrev(d, method_name='sortable_revision'):
@@ -1219,6 +1220,7 @@ def srcrev_internal_helper(ud, d, name):
     if srcrev == "INVALID" or not srcrev:
         raise FetchError("Please set a valid SRCREV for url %s (possible key names are %s, or use a ;rev=X URL parameter)" % (str(attempts), ud.url), ud.url)
     if srcrev == "AUTOINC":
+        d.setVar("__BBAUTOREV_ACTED_UPON", True)
         srcrev = ud.method.latest_revision(ud, d, name)
     return srcrev
diff --git a/lib/bb/parse/ b/lib/bb/parse/
index 375ba3cb79..206757d5ee 100644
--- a/lib/bb/parse/
+++ b/lib/bb/parse/
@@ -400,6 +400,9 @@ def finalize(fn, d, variant = None):
         d.setVar('BBINCLUDED', bb.parse.get_file_depends(d))
+        if d.getVar('__BBAUTOREV_SEEN') and not d.getVar("__BBAUTOREV_ACTED_UPON"):
+            bb.fatal("AUTOREV/SRCPV set too late for the fetcher to work properly, please set the variables earlier in parsing. Erroring instead of later obtuse build failures.")
+, d)

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