Request for Guided Walkthrough for configuring OpenEmbedded

Jonathon Suggs jsuggs at
Fri Jan 26 21:42:57 CET 2007

Yeah, I went through those pretty extensively.

I'm running Ubuntu edgy (6.10).  I'm at work now, but I was having
troubles getting monotone to work.  The dpkg was showing that it was
installed, but I couldn't find any trace of it...and the following
command from the GettingStarted page failed saying mtn wasn't recognized
(or something similar)

mtn --db=/stuff/ pull 

Note: Directory was changed appropriately.  

I just noticed this statement on the website: Still OK with Edgy (Ubuntu
6.10) but monotone version installed this way is pretty old and I had to
install from .deb present on monotone web site (dpkg -i xxx.deb).  I'll
try that when I get home.

Any other thoughts?  I thought the documentation seemed pretty
straightforward too until I ended up at a dead end.  Oh well.  I'll get it.

Scott Oberg wrote:
> Hi Jonathon,
> I take it that you've worked through the OE wiki pages?  They are quite
> thorough.  A lot has been added just in the last couple months since I
> first started building images and packages, and I used them again
> recently after upgrading monotone, bitbake, etc.  The GettingStarted
> page has examples for each step, which I consider a guided walkthrough.
> If you are still stuck, I might recommend trying a distro that is easy
> to upgrade to the 'right' dependencies, and then let us know about a
> specific problem.
> FYI - There is a temporary openmoko wiki here:
> Scott
> Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> > I worked through trying to get a development environment up and running
> > and encountered some problems.  So, could someone who was successful
> > mind writing up a more detailed process.  I would be more than happy to
> > update and edit it once I get myself going.
> > I know we are still a ways out, but hopefully we can have a pretty
> > streamlined process in place.  The last thing we want is potential
> > developers to be frustrated before they even get started (I know I was
> > last night...).
> > -Jonathon

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