First of all Thanks Bruce...!!!! for trying..! 
That helped me to understand a lot.. 
I'm using sakoman's repo..
Ok.. Now I can work around it.!! :)

Cheers,

---------------------------------
Sudhangathan BS
Ph:(+91) 9731-905-205
---------------------------------


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield@windriver.com> wrote:
On 12/11/2013, 7:46 PM, Sudhangathan B S wrote:
Bruce, for more information on what i'm doing..
I had to forcibly migrate to this latest version from the danny versions
that I was using.. I had exactly same problems with danny too..!
Last week I followed instruction again at
https://github.com/gumstix/Gumstix-YoctoProject-Repo
In both the cases my recipe is the same and is placed in a layer that I
created for this purpose.

FYI: apparently my ASAP is now measure in many days, but I did complete
my own externalsrc builds, and they work out of the box.

Looking at the recipe you quoted below, you are running into the config
handling of the layer/recipes you are basing your work from:

i.e. you pasted this:

-----------


        require linux.inc
        #THIS TEMPLATE COPIED FROM linux-sakoman_3.5.bb
        <http://linux-sakoman_3.5.bb>
        <http://linux-sakoman_3.5.bb>

        DESCRIPTION = "Linux kernel for OMAP processors"
        LIC_FILES_CHKSUM =
        "file://COPYING;md5=__d7810fab7487fb0aad327b76f1be7c__d7"

        KERNEL_IMAGETYPE = "uImage"
        COMPATIBLE_MACHINE = "overo"
        FILESEXTRAPATHS_prepend := "${THISDIR}/linux-omap-__khilmanpm:"

        PV = "3.5"
        inherit externalsrc
        S =

"/home/desen555/suan_work/__kernel_work/khilman35-src-__mods/linux-omap-khilmanpm"

        B = "${WORKDIR}/git"
        SRC_URI = "file://defconfig \
                     file://omap2plus_defconfig \
                     file://usb_off.patch \
                     "
-------------

Since linux.inc isn't in oe-core or yocto, I can't build that directly, but
I do have no problems with a simple korg recipe that inherits kernel
or linux-yocto kernel support.

So that leaves me to say that your defconfig and config pain is coming
from whatever linux.inc is doing and you need to take that up with the
authors of that recipe.

Cheers,

Bruce


path:
/home/desen555/yocto/poky/meta-dese_iisc/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb
<http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>

this is my current meta data info:

Parsing of 1449 .bb files complete (1448 cached, 1 parsed). 1816
targets, 41 skipped, 0 masked, 0 errors.

Build Configuration:
BB_VERSION        = "1.18.0"
BUILD_SYS         = "x86_64-linux"
NATIVELSBSTRING   = "Ubuntu-12.04"
TARGET_SYS        = "arm-poky-linux-gnueabi"
MACHINE           = "overo"
DISTRO            = "poky"
DISTRO_VERSION    = "1.4.2"
TUNE_FEATURES     = "armv7a vfp neon"
TARGET_FPU        = "vfp-neon"
meta
meta-yocto        = "(nobranch):4e399f08d596197859214fdb3b06403b87bf8789"
meta-gnome
meta-oe
meta-xfce
meta-systemd
meta-networking
meta-multimedia   = "(nobranch):44754206632dd5b0725aeb43e99e4ff9e0245dca"
meta-gumstix      = "(nobranch):f10408773c2e81cc520c5a022c8bbe232a7b26aa"
meta-gumstix-extras = "(nobranch):42adc07d0586cc2056dcd9d1997c554d5a4a577e"
meta-dese_iisc    = "(nobranch):4e399f08d596197859214fdb3b06403b87bf8789"

NOTE: Resolving any missing task queue dependencies
NOTE: Preparing runqueue
NOTE: Executing SetScene Tasks
NOTE: Executing RunQueue Tasks *...*


Thanks very much Bruce,
---------------------------------
Sudhangathan BS
Ph:(+91) 9731-905-205
---------------------------------


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:39 AM, Bruce Ashfield
<bruce.ashfield@windriver.com <mailto:bruce.ashfield@windriver.com>> wrote:

    On 13-12-11 06:30 AM, Sudhangathan B S wrote:

        Thanks Bruce, I now understood a little more..!

        So if I put the defconfig file in the place it is looking for
        (kindly
        note, it is looking for defconfig within yocto folders, it is is not
        looking for defconfig in my external src directory), it then
        throws this
        error:

        NOTE: Executing RunQueue Tasks
        ERROR: Function failed: do_configure (see
        /home/desen555/yocto/build/__tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-__gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/__3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.__683

        for further information)
        ERROR: Logfile of failure stored in:
        /home/desen555/yocto/build/__tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-__gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/__3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.__683

        Log data follows:
        | DEBUG: Executing python function sysroot_cleansstate
        | DEBUG: Python function sysroot_cleansstate finished
        | DEBUG: Executing shell function do_configure
        | NOTE: make oldconfig
        | make: *** No rule to make target `oldconfig'.  Stop.
        | ERROR: oe_runmake failed
        | ERROR: Function failed: do_configure (see
        /home/desen555/yocto/build/__tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-__gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/__3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.__683

        for further information)
        ERROR: Task 2
        (/home/desen555/yocto/poky/__meta-dese_iisc/recipes-kernel/__linux/linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.__5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>, do_configure) failed with
        exit
        code '1'
        NOTE: Tasks Summary: Attempted 545 tasks of which 544 didn't
        need to be
        rerun and 1 failed.
        No currently running tasks (264 of 559)

        Summary: 1 task failed:

        /home/desen555/yocto/poky/__meta-dese_iisc/recipes-kernel/__linux/linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.__5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>, do_configure
        Summary: There was 1 ERROR message shown, returning a non-zero
        exit code.
        desen555@Xeon-S5000XVN:~/__yocto/build$


        Now I hope you have more information...!!
        My external src directory has got the .config file.


    I need to launch a test build to see if there's been some breakage
    recently.

    I didn't quite get to that today .. but will have a go at it ASAP.

    Bruce


        ------------------------------__---

        Sudhangathan BS
        Ph:(+91) 9731-905-205 <tel:%28%2B91%29%209731-905-205>
        <tel:%28%2B91%29%209731-905-__205>

        ------------------------------__---



        On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Bruce Ashfield
        <bruce.ashfield@windriver.com
        <mailto:bruce.ashfield@windriver.com>
        <mailto:bruce.ashfield@__windriver.com

        <mailto:bruce.ashfield@windriver.com>>> wrote:

             On 12/11/2013, 2:00 AM, Sudhangathan B S wrote:

                 Hi, I'm having this issue, I'm not able to compile a kernel
                 source which
                 I have in my system, locally.

                 This is my recipe, after following instructions at
        http://www.yoctoproject.org/____docs/1.4/dev-manual/dev-____manual.html#building-software-____from-an-external-source
        <http://www.yoctoproject.org/__docs/1.4/dev-manual/dev-__manual.html#building-software-__from-an-external-source>



        <http://www.yoctoproject.org/__docs/1.4/dev-manual/dev-__manual.html#building-software-__from-an-external-source
        <http://www.yoctoproject.org/docs/1.4/dev-manual/dev-manual.html#building-software-from-an-external-source>>

                 require linux.inc
                 #THIS TEMPLATE COPIED FROM linux-sakoman_3.5.bb
        <http://linux-sakoman_3.5.bb>
                 <http://linux-sakoman_3.5.bb>
                 <http://linux-sakoman_3.5.bb>

                 DESCRIPTION = "Linux kernel for OMAP processors"
                 LIC_FILES_CHKSUM =

        "file://COPYING;md5=____d7810fab7487fb0aad327b76f1be7c____d7"


                 KERNEL_IMAGETYPE = "uImage"
                 COMPATIBLE_MACHINE = "overo"
                 FILESEXTRAPATHS_prepend :=
        "${THISDIR}/linux-omap-____khilmanpm:"


                 PV = "3.5"
                 inherit externalsrc
                 S =

        "/home/desen555/suan_work/____kernel_work/khilman35-src-____mods/linux-omap-khilmanpm"


                 B = "${WORKDIR}/git"
                 SRC_URI = "file://defconfig \
                              file://omap2plus_defconfig \
                              file://usb_off.patch \
                              "

                 As you can see the kernel source directory is in S
        variable.

                 When the command "bitbake virtual/kernel" is run, i get
        this output

                 ERROR: Function failed: do_configure (see

        /home/desen555/yocto/build/____tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-____gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/____3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.____28505


                 for further information)
                 ERROR: Logfile of failure stored in:

        /home/desen555/yocto/build/____tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-____gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/____3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.____28505


                 Log data follows:
                 | DEBUG: Executing python function sysroot_cleansstate
                 | DEBUG: Python function sysroot_cleansstate finished
                 | DEBUG: Executing shell function do_configure
                 | sed: can't read

        /home/desen555/yocto/build/____tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-____gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/____3.5-r0/*defconfig:


                 No such file or directory*

                 | ERROR: Function failed: do_configure (see

        /home/desen555/yocto/build/____tmp/work/overo-poky-linux-____gnueabi/linux-omap-khilmanpm/____3.5-r0/temp/log.do_configure.____28505


                 for further information)
                 ERROR: Task 2

        (/home/desen555/yocto/poky/____meta-dese_iisc/recipes-kernel/____linux/linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.__5.bb
        <http://5.bb>
                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>
                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_____3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb>


                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>>, do_configure) failed with
                 exit

                 code '1'
                 NOTE: Tasks Summary: Attempted 545 tasks of which 543
        didn't
                 need to be
                 rerun and 1 failed.
                 Waiting for 0 running tasks to finish:

                 Summary: 1 task failed:


        /home/desen555/yocto/poky/____meta-dese_iisc/recipes-kernel/____linux/linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.__5.bb
        <http://5.bb>
                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>
                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_____3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb>


                 <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm___3.5.bb
        <http://linux-omap-khilmanpm_3.5.bb>>>, do_configure

                 Summary: There was 1 ERROR message shown, returning a
        non-zero
                 exit code.

                 If at all I put my defconfig file in the place it is
        looking
                 for, then
                 it throws other errors, so I guess that is not the
        right way..


             What other errors ? You are on the right track. When using
        externalsrc,
             you need to ensure the kernel is configured before the
        build starts,
             since the actual build skips steps to not modify your
        source tree.

             If you ensure that a full .config is in your kernel's build
             directory, and that defconfig is in place, what errors do
        you get then ?

             Also note: you can have tasks skipped by adding them to
             SRCTREECOVEREDTASKS
             in your recipe.

             Bruce


                 Anybody compiled kernel as an external source in yocto..??
                 ------------------------------____---

                 *Sudhangathan BS*
                 Ph:(+91) 9731-905-205 <tel:%28%2B91%29%209731-905-205>
        <tel:%28%2B91%29%209731-905-__205>
                 ------------------------------____---


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