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[v2,4/5] ref-manual: classes.rst: expand documentation of create-spdx class

Message ID 20221028151033.383087-5-michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com
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Series manuals: add documentation about SBOM/SPDX generation | expand

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Michael Opdenacker Oct. 28, 2022, 3:10 p.m. UTC
From: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>

Signed-off-by: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>
 documentation/ref-manual/classes.rst | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++--
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diff --git a/documentation/ref-manual/classes.rst b/documentation/ref-manual/classes.rst
index 3b33783c58..5537eb774a 100644
--- a/documentation/ref-manual/classes.rst
+++ b/documentation/ref-manual/classes.rst
@@ -373,8 +373,26 @@  support.
-The :ref:`create-spdx <ref-classes-create-spdx>` class provides support for automatically creating
-SPDX SBoM documents based upon image and SDK contents.
+The :ref:`create-spdx <ref-classes-create-spdx>` class provides support for
+automatically creating :term:`SPDX` :term:`SBOM` documents based upon image
+and SDK contents.
+This class is meant to be inherited globally from a configuration file::
+   INHERIT += "create-spdx"
+The toplevel :term:`SPDX` output file is generated in JSON format as a
+``IMAGE-MACHINE.spdx.json`` file in ``tmp/deploy/images/MACHINE/`` inside the
+:term:`Build Directory`. There are other related files in the same directory,
+as well as in ``tmp/deploy/spdx``.
+The exact behaviour of this class, and the amount of output can be controlled
+by the :term:`SPDX_PRETTY`, :term:`SPDX_ARCHIVE_PACKAGED`,
+:term:`SPDX_ARCHIVE_SOURCES` and :term:`SPDX_INCLUDE_SOURCES` variables.
+See the description of these variables and the
+":ref:`dev-manual/common-tasks:creating a software bill of materials`"
+section in the Yocto Project Development Manual for more details.
 .. _ref-classes-cross: