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qitoolchain.binary_package – Toolchain binary package utilities

This module contains function to import binary packages in qiBuild toolchains.

qiBuild toolchains contain a set of packages which can be extended.

This module provides utility functions to import binary packages used by some other compatible distribution into a qiBuild toolchain.

All qiBuild packages should have the same layout.


Open the given binary package.

Returns:A Package instance
qitoolchain.binary_package.convert_to_qibuild(package, package_metadata=None, output_dir=None, output_name=None)

Convert a binary package into a qiBuild package.

  • package – an instance of qitoolchain.binary_package.BinaryPackage.
  • package_metadata – a dict to override the metadata of the package, or to provide the metadata if the could not be read from the binary package
  • output_dir – where to put the new qiBuild package, defaults to the basename of the binary package
  • gen_cmake – whether we should try to generate a CMake module for this package
Package output_name:

the archive name of the qiBuild package, computed from the metadata if not given


path to the converted qiBuild package