How to include any files in rootfs with YOCTO

Document created by Rodrigue Simonneau Employee on Jun 1, 2015Last modified by Rodrigue Simonneau Employee on Sep 8, 2015
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Dear all,


Below a small howto to get rid of the usual file copy to your rootfs.

This is my way of automatically include files to my generated image under yocto.


1. Create a recipe

Under source/meta

Below in plain text:

SUMMARY = "My test videos"
DESCRIPTION = "Test Videos"
MY_FILES = "/home/freerod/Videos/demo_video_VGA_25fps.MP4"

inherit allarch

do_install() {
install -d ${D}${datadir}/movies
install -m 0644 ${MY_FILES} ${D}${datadir}/movies/

FILES_${PN} += "${datadir}/movies"


This aims at creating a movies directory in:

/usr/share/movies within the rootfs, with the named demo_video_VGA_25fps.MP4 in it




3. Check that the video will be put into the generated rootfs:

freerod@ubuntu:~/mx6/fsl-yocto-3.14.28_1.0.0/build_mx6dl$ ll tmp/work/all-poky-linux/myvideos/1.0-r0/packages-split/myvideos/usr/share/movies/demo_video_VGA_25fps.MP4

-rw-r--r-- 2 freerod freerod 14076709 Jun  2 01:40 tmp/work/all-poky-linux/myvideos/1.0-r0/packages-split/myvideos/usr/share/movies/demo_video_VGA_25fps.MP4

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