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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



mkdir workspace
cd workspace

# initialize the manifest with repo tool
repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -b rdk-next -m rdkv-nosrc.xml

repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle --no-tags




mkdir workspace
cd workspace

# initialize the manifest with repo tool
repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -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

mkdir workspace
cd workspace

# initialize the manifest with repo tool
repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -b rdk-dev-2009 -m rdkv-nosrc.xml

repo sync -j `nproc` --no-clone-bundle --no-tags




Image build

Link to check possible RDK images on RPi - https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/plugins/gitiles/components/generic/rdk-oe/meta-cmf-raspberrypi/+/refs/heads/rdk-next/recipes-core/images/





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




MACHINE=raspberrypi-rdk-mc source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment

bitbake rdk-generic-mediaclient-wpe-tdk-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




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