[gnome-continuous-yocto/gnomeostree-3.28-rocko: 1678/8267] bitbake: bitbake-user-manual: Updated the PROVIDES variable

commit e205789361d6dd6945260f493c20072e4a716cf3
Author: Scott Rifenbark <srifenbark gmail com>
Date:   Fri Jul 29 14:08:25 2016 -0700

    bitbake: bitbake-user-manual: Updated the PROVIDES variable
    Fixes [YOCTO #10011]
    Added paragraphs near the end to describe the role of virtual
    (Bitbake rev: fc47bb99dbc1972dfb3a83c0f4c479963da64bcc)
    Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <srifenbark gmail com>
    Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard purdie linuxfoundation org>

 .../bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.xml          |   21 ++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.xml 
index a152218..dcf3ab3 100644
--- a/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.xml
+++ b/bitbake/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-ref-variables.xml
@@ -1976,6 +1976,27 @@
                     The <filename>PROVIDES</filename> statement results in
                     the "libav" recipe also being known as "libpostproc".
+                <para>
+                    In addition to providing recipes under alternate names,
+                    the <filename>PROVIDES</filename> mechanism is also used
+                    to implement virtual targets.
+                    A virtual target is a name that corresponds to some
+                    particular functionality (e.g. a Linux kernel).
+                    Recipes that provide the functionality in question list the
+                    virtual target in <filename>PROVIDES</filename>.
+                    Recipes that depend on the functionality in question can
+                    include the virtual target in
+                    <link linkend='var-DEPENDS'><filename>DEPENDS</filename></link>
+                    to leave the choice of provider open.
+                </para>
+                <para>
+                    Conventionally, virtual targets have names on the form
+                    "virtual/function" (e.g. "virtual/kernel").
+                    The slash is simply part of the name and has no
+                    syntactical significance.
+                </para>

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