From: Joshua Lock <>

KERNEL_IMAGETYPE gives the filename of a symlink to the kernel,
which may not be available i.e. if the user downloads some build
artefacts to run on a local machine. It's also possible that the
link will point to a newer kernel than was intended for use with
the rootfs in the qemuboot.conf.

It's much more reliable to read the name of the file
KERNEL_IMAGETYPE is linking to and assign the full filename to

[YOCTO #10285]

Signed-off-by: Joshua Lock <>
 meta/classes/qemuboot.bbclass | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/meta/classes/qemuboot.bbclass b/meta/classes/qemuboot.bbclass
index 8500c73..0892db3 100644
--- a/meta/classes/qemuboot.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/qemuboot.bbclass
@@ -63,6 +63,14 @@ python write_qemuboot_conf() {
     for k in build_vars + qb_vars:
         cf.set('config_bsp', k, '%s' % d.getVar(k, True))
+    # QB_DEFAULT_KERNEL's value of KERNEL_IMAGETYPE is the name of a symlink
+    # to the kernel file, which hinders relocatability of the qb conf.
+    # Read the link and replace it with the full filename of the target.
+    kernel_link = os.path.join(d.getVar('DEPLOY_DIR_IMAGE', True), 
d.getVar('QB_DEFAULT_KERNEL', True))
+    kernel = os.readlink(kernel_link)
+    cf.set('config_bsp', 'QB_DEFAULT_KERNEL', kernel)
     with open(qemuboot, 'w') as f:

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