[meta-freescale] [meta-fsl-arm][PATCH] u-boot-fslc: Add tag to git SRC_URI

Gary Thomas gary at mlbassoc.com
Mon Dec 9 08:59:28 PST 2013

On 2013-12-09 09:55, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Gary Thomas <gary at mlbassoc.com> wrote:
>>>> Do you have an use example where you'd need it?
>>> I think he means to do something like this:
>>> GITTAG ??= "patches-2013.10"
>>> SRC_URI = "git://github.com/Freescale/u-boot-imx.git;tag=${GITTAG}"
>>> This way he can override GITTAG in his .bbappend, correct?
>> Correct.  The ??= isn't even necessary since the .bbappend can
>> always override it.
> In this case you're using an old version of the bootloader in your
> internal BSP, right? I'd expect you to add an .bb file for this
> version instead and use PREFERRED_VERSION to use it.

Why should I do that when .bbappend works perfectly well?  I can also
see this as a case when new boards are added or old ones are still
around and they get updated on different schedules.

Also, what does it hurt to be flexible?

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