Recipe for setting up OpenEmbedded environment on wiki

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at
Thu Feb 8 19:35:30 CET 2007

Rodolphe Ortalo writes:

>btw, concerning your interrogations in section 4 of the Wiki. It seems
>to me that, in fact, bitbake first generates the entire cross-compiling
>environment (the cross compiler, native tools, etc.) before starting to
>cross compile. Furthermore, before cross-compiling nano itself, bitbake
>also needs to cross-compile some of the libraries needed for nano (at
>least libc, curses, etc.). This is why it took so long for a small app.
>For a full image (like bitbake gpe-image), bitbake also generates a
>linux kernel (for the ARM), applications, and packages them.

But once it's done that once, it seems to be reasonably intelligent
about only rebuilding what's necessary.

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