OpenEmbedded clone meta information of a beta branch


is it possible to clone the meta information of a previous beta branch, for example LinuxImageV2.7.3 ?

When doing:

repo init -u -b LinuxImageV2.7 
repo sync

will clone 2.7.5.

What should I do if I need to use OE 2.7.3 ? Is it possible ?


repo init -u -b LinuxImageV2.7.3

of course is not working.

Thank you,

Hey Nicola,

You can choose any branch of the OpenEmbedded with the following syntax:

repo init -u -b refs/tags/BRANCH_NAME

where BRANCH_NAME can be any available tags can be found in the manifest repository:

In your case for Apalis iMX6 - Linux 2.7.3 will be

 repo init -u -b refs/tags/Apalis-iMX6_LXDE-Image_2.7b3-20170630

You can find the documentation here

Hello Darion,

thank you for your answer !
All clear now.