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Host Setup

Refer to the below link for Host Machine Setup

How to Build#SettinguptheHostEnvironment

Yocto Build Setup

All RPi based RDK images with the latest features are from the rdk-next branch

Initializing the Build Environment

To build RDK images from rdk-next branch, follow the below build procedure

    Generic build
    mkdir workspace
    cd workspace
    # initialize the manifest with repo tool
    repo init -u -b rdk-next -m rdkv-nosrc.xml
    repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle --no-tags
    generic build with external source
    mkdir workspace
    cd workspace
    # initialize the manifest with repo tool
    repo init -u -b rdk-next -m rdkv-extsrc.xml
    repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle --no-tags

    To build the image from the development branch, the respective sprint month's development branch to be chosen and follow the below build procedure

    For example, to take the development branch of September 2020, the rdk-dev-2009 branch to be used

    Generic build from development branch
    mkdir workspace
    cd workspace
    # initialize the manifest with repo tool
    repo init -u -b rdk-dev-2009 -m rdkv-nosrc.xml
    repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle --no-tags
    apply bug fixes

    Image build

    Link to check possible RDK images on RPi -

      generic image
      MACHINE=raspberrypi-rdk-mc source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment
      # both rdk-generic-mediaclient-image and rdk-generic-mediaclient-wpe-image are same now
      bitbake rdk-generic-mediaclient-image
      TDK image
      MACHINE=raspberrypi-rdk-mc source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment
      bitbake rdk-generic-mediaclient-wpe-tdk-image
      generic image
      MACHINE=raspberrypi-rdk-hybrid source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment
      #both rdk-generic-hybrid-image and rdk-generic-hybrid-wpe-image are same now
      bitbake rdk-generic-hybrid-image
      TDK image
      MACHINE=raspberrypi-rdk-hybrid source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment
      bitbake rdk-generic-hybrid-wpe-tdk-image

      The Kernel image and root file-system collectively created as an image and it will be available under build-<MACHINE>/tmp/deploy/images/<MACHINE> folder.

      Flashing Procedure

      The image file will be generated under build-<MACHINE>/tmp/deploy/images/<MACHINE> directory

      # Insert the micro SD card and mention the card's device file name
      # input file (if) is the image file to flash and the output file (of) is the card's device file name
      sudo dd if=rdk-generic-hybrid-wpe-image-raspberrypi-rdk-hybrid.rpi-sdimg of=/dev/<sd file> bs=4M


      1. I want to konw if this image file(rdk-generic-mediaclient-image) can operate on Raspberry Pi 4B .

        1. Z-aimeeqiu 

          RPI 4 does not have RDK-V (Video) port yet. RPI - 3B and RPI - 3B+ have the RDK-Video port and RPI - 4 has the RDK-B (Broadband) port.

            1. Z-Ben Zmood 

              Yes it is. Currently RDK Video is not supported for RPI4 platform

      2. So does it support RPI2 platform

        1. RPI2 is not supported, we should use RPI3 or RPI4.

      3. @Yogomaya Maharana
        I meet the "Cannot fetch components/generic/closedcaption" issue.
        Could you help me solve it?

        $ repo init -u -b rdk-next -m rdkv-extsrc.xml
        $ repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle
        fatal: remote error: access at least one ref not permitted
        error: Cannot fetch components/generic/closedcaption from


        1. Ken Yang  - Please try now and let me know if issue persists