Dunfell Update Status

Andrew Geissler geissonator at gmail.com
Wed May 6 03:38:18 AEST 2020

An update on the email below. Upstream yocto (including the new Dunfell release)
went into openbmc master this morning with the following commit:


Our hardware CI and CT buckets looked good with it.

It does seem to bring some new restrictions on the minimum gcc you can
have installed natively on your system so some updates may be required.

Let me know if anyone runs into issues.

Now that we’re past the python3 migration issue, we’ll be doing rebases
on upstream yocto once a week again (which should prevent needing
big painful updates like this).


> On Apr 28, 2020, at 2:05 PM, Andrew Geissler <geissonator at gmail.com> wrote:
> A fairly quick update on where we are with getting back onto upstream yocto.
> For those that don’t know, dunfell is the name of the next yocto release. As
> Brad pointed out in a previous email, if you want your meta layers to
> keep working, you’ll need to update your layer.conf with it.
> The move from python2 to python3 is mostly behind us, thanks everyone,
> especially Patrick (stwcx) for all the help there.
> All of the CI system layers have been updated to now support dunfell.
> We ran into a phosphor-webui issue that Gunnar has a fix for:
> https://gerrit.openbmc-project.xyz/c/openbmc/phosphor-webui/+/31736
> IBM systems pull in an external tool, cronus, which needs python3 updates:
> https://github.com/open-power/eCMD/issues/350
> The two unknown issues I'm currently stuck on are these:
> https://github.com/openbmc/u-boot/issues/24 (u-boot compile fail)
> https://github.com/openbmc/openbmc/issues/3657 (weird sed issue)
> The u-boot one I just don't understand and am hoping to get things in a state
> where others can recreate and take a look.
> The sed issue isn't related to dunfell, I've been seeing it without the upstream
> bumps. I think the upstream bumps just make us recompile gcc which seems to
> aggravate the issue.
> Here are the yocto bumps for anyone interested in pulling them down:
> https://gerrit.openbmc-project.xyz/c/openbmc/openbmc/+/31715
> https://gerrit.openbmc-project.xyz/c/openbmc/openbmc/+/31716
> It would be great to get over this hump and back on upstream yocto/OE so any
> help or ideas appreciated with the remaining issues.
> Some other issues that we ran into but are now fixed in upstream:
> https://patchwork.openembedded.org/patch/172082/ (boost)
> https://github.com/openembedded/meta-openembedded/pull/213 (new recipe)
> https://github.com/openembedded/openembedded-core/commit/7bae99cd6c82fff6fa56bbddeb936e27b28e79ff
> Thanks,
> Andrew

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