[yocto] why do some openstack layer.conf files add classes to BBFILES?

Christopher Larson clarson at kergoth.com
Tue Nov 1 06:37:50 PDT 2016

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 1:57 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>

>   just noticed the following property for a bunch of the openstack
> layers at:
> http://git.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/meta-cloud-services/tree/
> some of the layer.conf files contain the line:
> BBFILES += "${LAYERDIR}/recipes*/*/*.bb ${LAYERDIR}/recipes*/*/*.bbappend
> ${LAYERDIR}/classes/*.bbclass"
> why is the classes/ directory being appended to BBFILES? i thought the
> purpose of BBPATH was to contain locations of .conf and .bbclass
> files. i'm puzzled by the above.

You’re right to be puzzled, as that addition is pointless and will do
nothing useful.
Christopher Larson
clarson at kergoth dot com
Founder - BitBake, OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus
Maintainer - Tslib
Senior Software Engineer, Mentor Graphics
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