Is anybody able to actually BUILD the Angstrom release?
cliff.brake at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 19:29:25 CET 2008
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:57 PM, David Hagood
<david.hagood at aeroflex.com> wrote:
> Well, I've:
> * Removed the Debian bitbake package.
> * pulled down the latest Bitbake and untar'ed it into a directory
> * changed my BBPATH to include that directory
> * added the bin subdirectory to my path
> * verified that I am running the new bitbake binary, and now all I can
> get it to do is say:
> ERROR: Please set the 'PERSISTENT_DIR' or 'CACHE' variable.
Probably means your OE meta dir is not in the BBPATH or BBFILES ...
> (NOTE: before I changed things Bitbake worked.)
> I have CACHE in my environment (verified by "set | grep CACHE") and in
> my local.conf - WHERE ELSE SHOULD I PUT IT?
> strace'ing bitbake doesn't show it looking for my local.conf file.
> I've googled for that error, only to have every hit be somebody asking
> this question and being told "Wrong list - ask one of the developers."
> This really ISN'T painting OpenEmbedded nor Bitbake in a very good
I have my own OE env setup scripts, but just out of curiosity I ran
through http://wiki.openembedded.net/index.php/Getting_Started, and
everything seems to work as advertised. Perhaps try following this
page exactly, and then customize once you get a baseline.
OE does have a learning curve, but this does not change the fact that
it is still a very good way to build embedded Linux distributions (has
many contributors, supports many packages, machines, not tied to any
host distro, etc). So, I think you'll find it useful if you stick
with it long enough to figure out how to use it.
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