Patchwork [05/11] package_rpm.bbclass: NO_RECOMMENDATIONS support

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Submitter Mark Hatle
Date Aug. 14, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/55629/
State Accepted
Commit 7ba54b91f8c18910569e97a857d77745ff7a2157
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Mark Hatle - Aug. 14, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
Add NO_RECOMMENDATIONS support.  A way to disable all recommended
packages from being installed.  This will help shrink the size of
the resulting filesystem.


Note, using NO_RECOMMENDATIONS has side effects such that kernel-modules may
not have been installed.  A user will need to manually add to their image
any kernel-modules required to be on the image for functionality.

Signed-off-by: Mark Hatle <>
 meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass | 3 +++
 meta/conf/bitbake.conf           | 1 +
 meta/conf/documentation.conf     | 3 +++
 3 files changed, 7 insertions(+)


diff --git a/meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass b/meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass
index 74ae0ed..ee01aab 100644
--- a/meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass
@@ -357,6 +357,9 @@  EOF
 		smart --data-dir=${target_rootfs}/var/lib/smart config --set rpm-extra-macros._tmppath=/install/tmp
 		package_write_smart_config ${target_rootfs}
 		# Do the following configurations here, to avoid them being saved for field upgrade
+		if [ "x${NO_RECOMMENDATIONS}" = "x1" ]; then
+			smart --data-dir=$1/var/lib/smart config --set ignore-all-recommends=1
+		fi
 		for i in ${PACKAGE_EXCLUDE}; do
 			smart --data-dir=$1/var/lib/smart flag --set exclude-packages $i
diff --git a/meta/conf/bitbake.conf b/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
index 07eb473..43acc07 100644
--- a/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
+++ b/meta/conf/bitbake.conf
 SERIAL_CONSOLES ??= "${@d.getVar('SERIAL_CONSOLE', True).replace(' ', ';')}"
 # Make sure MACHINE isn't exported
diff --git a/meta/conf/documentation.conf b/meta/conf/documentation.conf
index b930611..e83981c 100644
--- a/meta/conf/documentation.conf
+++ b/meta/conf/documentation.conf
@@ -114,6 +114,9 @@  SYSVINIT_ENABLED_GETTYS[doc] = "Specify which VTs should be running a getty, the
 IPK_FEED_URIS[doc] = "List of ipkg feed records to put into generated image."
 FEED_DEPLOYDIR_BASE_URI[doc] = "Allow to serve ipk deploy dir as an adhoc feed (bogofeed). Set to base URL of the dir as exported by HTTP. Set of adhoc feed configs will be generated in image."
+BAD_RECOMMENDATIONS[doc] = "List of packages to not install if recommended.  These will still be installed if required."
+NO_RECOMMENDATIONS[doc] = "When set to 1, no recommended packages will be installed.  Note: some recommended packages may be required for certain system functionality, such as kernel-modules.  It is up to the user to add packages to IMAGE_INSTALL as needed."
 IMAGE_INSTALL[doc] = "Used by an image recipe to list the packages to be installed.  See PACKAGE_INSTALL."
 PACKAGE_EXCLUDE[doc] = "Packages to exclude from the installation, if required an error will be generated."