RDK Resources

[*ASP Wiki*]

Code Management Facility

Code Releases

RDK Forums

[RDK Conferences]

RDK Support


Papers & Presentations Archive

In the News!

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Copyright 2016 RDK Management, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this document are RDK Management, LLC Proprietary and Confidential and may not be distributed or otherwise disclosed without prior written permission of RDK Management, LLC.

Host Setup

The OpenEmbedded build system should be able to run on any modern distribution with the following versions for Git, tar, and Python.

  • Git 1.7.8 or greater.

  • tar 1.24 or greater.

  • Python 2.7.3 or greater excluding Python 3.x, which is not supported.

Note: You should also have about 50 Gbytes of free disk space for building images.

Ubuntu and Debian

The essential packages you need for a supported Ubuntu or Debian distribution are shown in the following command

$ sudo apt-get install make gcc g++ diffstat texinfo chrpath gcc-multilib git gawk build-essential autoconf libtool libncurses-dev gettext gperf lib32z1 libc6-i386 g++-multilib python-git


In order to use Yocto build system, the repo tool must be properly installed on the machine.

Repo setup

In order to install Repo make sure you have a /bin directory in your home directory and that it is included in your path

$ mkdir ~/bin

$ PATH=~/bin:$PATH

Download the repo tool and ensure that it is executable

$ curl http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo > ~/bin/repo

$ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo

Note: it is also recommended to put credentials in .netrc when interacting with repo.

A sample .netrc file is illustrated below

machine code.rdkcentral.com



Initilaizing the Build Environment

To build, follow below instructions

$ mkdir <workspace dir>

$ cd <workspace dir>

Example 1- for moty:

$ repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -m rdkb-raspberrypi.xml -b morty

Example 2- for rdk-dev-1901:

$ repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -b rdk-dev-1901 -m rdkb-extsrc.xml

$ repo sync -j4 --no-clone-bundle

$ source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment (Select option raspberrypi-rdk-broadband.conf)

$ bitbake rdk-generic-broadband-image

Note. The kernel Image and root filesystem will be created under ./build-raspberrypi-rdk-mc/tmp/deploy/images/raspberrypi-rdk-broadband folder

  • No labels

1 Comment

  1. Hi,

     I am new to RDK-B.  In terms of licensing, as per RDK-licensing (I have email confirmation), it seems that license is only required for Video services. So, I did NOT sign the license agreement. 


     To build RDK-B on Raspberry-Pi, I am using instructions from:  https://wiki.rdkcentral.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=49646131


    I want to access  RDK-B Manifest file using my user-name and Passwd. However, I am getting “permission denied”.