debian: Set RPROVIDES to include the original packagename when renaming

Submitted by Richard Purdie on Aug. 19, 2014, 12:40 p.m.


Message ID 1408452036.1669.57.camel@ted
State New
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Richard Purdie Aug. 19, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Currently its hard for a packagegroup recipe to depend on something who's name
can change unpredictably. We therefore add in RPROVIDES for the original
package name so that these are also available to use as dependencies.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>

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diff --git a/meta/classes/debian.bbclass b/meta/classes/debian.bbclass
index 47d3ed8..8fe67c8 100644
--- a/meta/classes/debian.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/debian.bbclass
@@ -113,6 +113,7 @@  python debian_package_name_hook () {
                             newpkg = mlpre + newpkg
                     if newpkg != pkg:
                         d.setVar('PKG_' + pkg, newpkg)
+                        d.appendVar('RPROVIDES_' + pkg, " " + pkg)
     # reversed sort is needed when some package is substring of another
     # ie in ncurses we get without reverse sort: