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authorAndré Draszik <>2019-01-16 12:51:16 +0000
committerRichard Purdie <>2019-02-01 07:31:46 +0000
commit5c23fe378732038643a450cbf916334d24764b70 (patch)
treef2a535cfe08d1d3337474d101398245fa00fb4b9 /meta/classes
parent8c3db2fa735e5933f842f80321bb3ed38753812d (diff)
update-alternatives: try to update FILES_${PN} when renaming a file
When using update-alternatives, FILES_${PN} must be referencing the new name after update-alternatives has renamed files. This is more or less OK when having static lists of files to be packaged into a package, but makes it quite hard to dynamically generate FILES_${PN}, e.g. using do_split_packages(), as in that case we can not easily modify what goes into FILES_${PN}, because that list is based on filenames as seen at the time do_split_packages() is executing. Of couse one could explicitly specify the (renamed) file(s) in the recipe, but that contradicts the intended usage of do_split_packages(). Instead, if FILES_${PN} contains the file name as it was pre renaming, we here modify this to reflect the new name. This will allow usage of do_split_packages() to populate FILES_${PN}. [YOCTO #13058] Signed-off-by: André Draszik <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
Diffstat (limited to 'meta/classes')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/meta/classes/update-alternatives.bbclass b/meta/classes/update-alternatives.bbclass
index f3c014a5fc..e252651128 100644
--- a/meta/classes/update-alternatives.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/update-alternatives.bbclass
@@ -138,6 +138,14 @@ python apply_update_alternative_renames () {
if not update_alternatives_enabled(d):
+ from re import sub
+ def update_files(alt_target, alt_target_rename, pkg, d):
+ f = d.getVar('FILES_' + pkg)
+ if f:
+ f = sub(r'(^|\s)%s(\s|$)' % alt_target, r'\1%s\2' % alt_target_rename, f)
+ d.setVar('FILES_' + pkg, f)
# Check for deprecated usage...
pn = d.getVar('BPN')
if d.getVar('ALTERNATIVE_LINKS') != None:
@@ -177,6 +185,7 @@ python apply_update_alternative_renames () {
bb.note('%s: Rename %s -> %s' % (pn, alt_target, alt_target_rename))
os.rename(src, dest)
+ update_files(alt_target, alt_target_rename, pkg, d)
bb.warn("%s: alternative target (%s or %s) does not exist, skipping..." % (pn, alt_target, alt_target_rename))
@@ -203,6 +212,8 @@ python apply_update_alternative_renames () {
bb.warn('%s: Unable to resolve dangling symlink: %s' % (pn, alt_target))
+ continue
+ update_files(alt_target, alt_target_rename, pkg, d)
PACKAGESPLITFUNCS_prepend = "populate_packages_updatealternatives "