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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.
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
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
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