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authorPaul Eggleton <>2011-08-16 17:13:04 (GMT)
committerRichard Purdie <>2011-08-19 16:29:18 (GMT)
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image.bbclass, kernel.bbclass: create warning file about deleting deploydir files
New users sometimes delete files in tmp/deploy/images assuming they will be re-created just by re-running the build, and then are confused when this doesn't work. To discourage people from doing this, create a file called README_-_DO_NOT_DELETE_FILES_IN_THIS_DIRECTORY.txt in tmp/deploy/images containing an explanation of what needs to be done to re-create files there. Fixes [YOCTO #1315] and [YOCTO #1346]. (From OE-Core rev: 4316c5e9eec67d71f4699102a63a5f968bd8d1d9) Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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1Files in the deploy directory will not be re-created automatically if you
2delete them. If you do delete a file, you will need to run:
4 bitbake -c clean TARGET
5 bitbake TARGET
7where TARGET is the name of the appropriate package or target e.g.
8"virtual/kernel" for the kernel, an image, etc.