Stop oe-core complaining about development distros

Posted by Ross Burton on August 8, 2012

As anyone who runs oe-core Poky 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.

tags: tech, yocto