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authorRobert P. J. Day <>2021-03-22 06:19:36 -0400
committerRichard Purdie <>2021-03-22 18:10:06 +0000
commita29a37f0b0fd799dd06e1d9d277b52007c901824 (patch)
parentecacf2e94124374abfbc2c70b926b60fdd69914d (diff)
bitbake: doc: mention that addtask handles multiple dependencies
Add a note explaining that "addtask" can accept multiple dependencies, just in case someone runs across such an example and is confused. (Bitbake rev: 5e4e9acd323b5ebc3a14c07384f6cf8f8a272066) Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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diff --git a/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst b/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
index 7ea68ade72..dcf664ebf4 100644
--- a/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
+++ b/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
@@ -1296,6 +1296,17 @@ For more information on task dependencies, see the
See the ":ref:`bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata:variable flags`" section for information
on variable flags you can use with tasks.
+.. note::
+ While it's infrequent, it's possible to define multiple tasks as
+ dependencies when calling ``addtask``. For example, here's a snippet
+ from the OpenEmbedded class file ``package_tar.bbclass``::
+ addtask package_write_tar before do_build after do_packagedata do_package
+ Note how the ``package_write_tar`` task has to wait until both of
+ ``do_packagedata`` and ``do_package`` complete.
Deleting a Task