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authorScott Rifenbark <>2013-05-13 12:07:05 (GMT)
committerRichard Purdie <>2013-05-22 16:23:41 (GMT)
commit68deb6c14f4f0fb04020a773bca2e88f4dcf0c2d (patch)
treeccb439eb11fdf1120568b49192dd782ca086402c /documentation/kernel-dev
parentb47c993ca0f585dd677427bee6e6274b2b41b6e3 (diff)
kernel-dev: Updates to "Creating the Append File" section.
Pointed out by Robert P. J. Day that I was using the wrong FILESEXTRAPATHS example for an append file. I failed to include the "_prepend" part of the variable. Also, the wording based on the example made some assumptions and was not entirely accurate. The changes I put in made the section very specific. Reported-by: Robert P. J. Day <> (From yocto-docs rev: 659c5a9c41a92f469ea0ea3630e11b4ba2df8f56) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/kernel-dev/kernel-dev-common.xml b/documentation/kernel-dev/kernel-dev-common.xml
index 6f39a70..e18eb31 100644
--- a/documentation/kernel-dev/kernel-dev-common.xml
+++ b/documentation/kernel-dev/kernel-dev-common.xml
@@ -88,14 +88,21 @@
88 <literallayout class='monospaced'> 88 <literallayout class='monospaced'>
89 &lt;your-layer&gt;/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_3.4.bbappend 89 &lt;your-layer&gt;/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_3.4.bbappend
90 </literallayout> 90 </literallayout>
91 The append file should initially contain the following text: 91 The append file should initially extend the
92 <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-FILESPATH'><filename>FILESPATH</filename></ulink>
93 search path by prepending the directory that contains your
94 files to the
95 <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-FILESEXTRAPATHS'><filename>FILESEXTRAPATHS</filename></ulink>
96 variable as follows:
92 <literallayout class='monospaced'> 97 <literallayout class='monospaced'>
94 </literallayout> 99 </literallayout>
95 The path <filename>${THISDIR}/${</filename><ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-PN'><filename>PN</filename></ulink><filename>}</filename> expands 100 The path <filename>${THISDIR}/${</filename><ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-PN'><filename>PN</filename></ulink><filename>}</filename> expands
96 to "linux-yocto" in the current directory for this example. 101 to "linux-yocto" in the current directory for this example.
97 If you add any new files that modify the kernel recipe, 102 If you add any new files that modify the kernel recipe and you
98 you need to place them in your layer in the following area: 103 have extended <filename>FILESPATH</filename> as
104 described above, you must place the files in your layer in the
105 following area:
99 <literallayout class='monospaced'> 106 <literallayout class='monospaced'>
100 &lt;your-layer&gt;/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto/ 107 &lt;your-layer&gt;/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto/
101 </literallayout> 108 </literallayout>