Recipe for setting up OpenEmbedded environment on wiki

Phil Schaffner P.R.Schaffner at
Sat Feb 10 19:33:58 CET 2007

On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 14:45 -0300, jeff wrote:
> michael at wrote:
> > On Sat, 10 Feb 2007, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> >> Not quite ready to start replacing things like binutils and coreutils on
> >> an Enterprise Linux class system.  Have already hacked it up more than I
> >> like for this exercise.  Unfortunately, perhaps FC6 is a better
> >> Red-Hat-family platform for these development efforts, or perhaps a
> >> chroot environment is in order.
> >>
> >> Suggestions?
> > 
> > How about Vmware?
> For Free solutions there is also Xen, which is very common in the RH world, or 
> even better if you have a processor that supports it (like new dual core) kvm: 

Have been using VMware for testing installs and for Windoze apps needed
for my job that don't run well with Wine/CrossoverOffice long before the
free versions and Player VMs.  It is certainly an option, as is Fedora
apparently.  (Getting geared up to try that now on my FC6 laptop by
installing/building packages per Michael's Recipe at the head of this
thread, and other posts - BTW monotone needs a "BuildRequires:
rpmdevtools" added to the spec).

If I need to go to a Debian derivative like Ubuntu I can install
multi-boot and/or in VMware, or some other virtualization environment,
and/or set up a chroot under CentOS to get the right set of packages for
OpenMoko development without clobbering key base distro packages.
Haven't messed around much with Xen, but it's a moot question for my old
Athlon at home.

The real (-: and obviously obscure :-) point of my request for
suggestions was a quest for a "native" way to make it work in
EL4/CentOS4 - my current preferred stable OS platform.


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