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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

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  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”.



  2. Running

    $ repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -m rdkb-raspberrypi.xml -b morty
    $ repo sync -j4 --no-clone-bundle 

    gives me the following error:

    error: Cannot checkout rdk/tools/tdk: ManifestInvalidRevisionError: revision master in rdk/tools/tdk not found
    error: in `sync -j4 --no-clone-bundle`: revision master in rdk/tools/tdk not found

    I checked out the repo by itself and the default branch is `rdk-next` and there is no master branch so this seems like a missmatch to me. Am I right?

  3. sumitdeveloper94@LAPTOP-LU0H43TS:~/rdkb$ repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -m rdkb-raspberrypi.xml -b morty

    gpg: keyring `/home/sumitdeveloper94/.repoconfig/gnupg/secring.gpg' created
    gpg: keyring `/home/sumitdeveloper94/.repoconfig/gnupg/pubring.gpg' created
    gpg: /home/sumitdeveloper94/.repoconfig/gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: key 920F5C65: public key "Repo Maintainer <repo@android.kernel.org>" imported
    gpg: key 692B382C: public key "Conley Owens <cco3@android.com>" imported
    gpg: Total number processed: 2
    gpg: imported: 2 (RSA: 1)

    Get https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo/clone.bundle
    Get https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo
    remote: Finding sources: 100% (29/29)
    remote: Total 29 (delta 8), reused 29 (delta 8)
    Unpacking objects: 100% (29/29), done.
    From https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo
    b466854..2ba5a1e master -> origin/master

    ... A new repo command ( 1.26) is available.
    ... You should upgrade soon:

    cp /home/sumitdeveloper94/rdkb/.repo/repo/repo /home/sumitdeveloper94/bin/repo

    Get https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests
    % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
    Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:03 --:--:-- 0
    curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
    Server does not provide clone.bundle; ignoring.
    Username for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com': sumitdeveloper94@gmail.com
    Password for 'https://sumitdeveloper94@gmail.com@code.rdkcentral.com':
    remote: Unauthorized
    fatal: Authentication failed for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests/'
    Username for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com': sumitdeveloper94
    Password for 'https://sumitdeveloper94@code.rdkcentral.com':
    remote: Unauthorized
    fatal: Authentication failed for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests/'
    fatal: cannot obtain manifest https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests

    need help with this error. why cant i clone the bundle?

  4. Hi Sumit

    To clone the repo, you should be having the proper privileges attached to the account . Could you please share us the username you have used during the repo init? ( we see it is sumitdeveloper94@gmail.com from the logs, so just wanted to confirm )