package: Remove the before do_build constraint of the do_package task

Submitted by Richard Purdie on Feb. 12, 2014, 12:12 p.m. | Patch ID: 66633


Message ID 1392207143.7120.193.camel@ted
State Accepted
Commit 4fda89477a2d7c1b3186bf4896297338ed64c448
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Richard Purdie Feb. 12, 2014, 12:12 p.m.
Currently, if you bitbake xxxx, it will restore the package_write_,
packagedata, populate_sysroot *and* the package data from sstate.

We generally care about the packagedata and the actual packages, we
no longer need/care about the do_package data itself unless something
is going to repackage.

By relaxing this constraint (and relying on the packagedata target), we
can save things being installed from sstate and hence speedup build times.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>

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diff --git a/meta/classes/package.bbclass b/meta/classes/package.bbclass
index b54df60..042d74c 100644
--- a/meta/classes/package.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/package.bbclass
@@ -1972,7 +1972,7 @@  python do_package () {
 do_package[dirs] = "${SHLIBSWORKDIR} ${PKGDESTWORK} ${D}"
 do_package[vardeps] += "${PACKAGEBUILDPKGD} ${PACKAGESPLITFUNCS} ${PACKAGEFUNCS} ${@gen_packagevar(d)}"
-addtask package before do_build after do_install
+addtask package after do_install
 PACKAGELOCK = "${STAGING_DIR}/package-output.lock"
 SSTATETASKS += "do_package"