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Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project

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Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Configuring a host system

The process needed to set up our host system depends on the distribution we run on it. Poky has a set of supported Linux distributions, and if we are new to embedded Linux development, it is advisable to use one of the supported Linux distributions to avoid wasting time debugging build issues related to the host system support. Currently, the supported distributions are the following:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS)

  • Ubuntu 13.10

  • Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS)

  • Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger's Cat)

  • Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug)

  • CentOS release 6.4

  • CentOS release 6.5

  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.x (Wheezy)

  • openSUSE 12.2

  • openSUSE 12.3

  • openSUSE 13.1

If our preferred distribution is not in the preceding list, it doesn't mean it is not possible to use Poky on it. However, it is unknown whether it will work, and we may get unexpected results.

The packages that need to be installed into the host system vary from one distribution to another. Throughout this book, you find instructions for Debian and Fedora, our preferred...