Stop oe-core complaining about development distros

As anyone who runs oe-corePoky on a development distribution, you’ll get a warning when you start bitbake because the distribution is unsupported:

WARNING: Host distribution "Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid)" has not been validated with this version of the build system; you may possibly experience unexpected failures. It is recommended that you use a tested distribution.

Fair enough, but I’m tough enough to deal with that. Luckily you can silence this warning. Take the distribution identifier out of the warning and then append it to SANITY_TESTED_DISTROS in your local.conf, for example:

SANITY_TESTED_DISTROS += "Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid)"

VoilĂ , no more spurious warnings.

4 thoughts on “Stop oe-core complaining about development distros

  1. If you genuinely don’t care about it, the easiest way to silence it is just to blank it in local.conf:

    SANITY_TESTED_DISTROS = “”

  2. Also, this is pretty much specific to DISTRO = “poky” since it sets the tested distro list in its distro config – OE-Core does not set this variable at all.

  3. Always the balance to walk, there is, between being friendly to the expert whilst not frustrating the novice. (And writing all blog comments in RPN, Yoda-speak)

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