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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Alex Gonzalez
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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Alex Gonzalez

Overview of this book

The Yocto Project has become the de facto distribution build framework for reliable and robust embedded systems with a reduced time to market.You'll get started by working on a build system where you set up Yocto, create a build directory, and learn how to debug it. Then, you'll explore everything about the BSP layer, from creating a custom layer to debugging device tree issues. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to add a new software layer, packages, data, scripts, and configuration files to your system. You will then cover topics based on application development, such as using the Software Development Kit and how to use the Yocto project in various development environments. Toward the end, you will learn how to debug, trace, and profile a running system. This second edition has been updated to include new content based on the latest Yocto release.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
Packt Upsell

Adding data, scripts, or configuration files

All recipes inherit the base class with the default set of tasks to run. After inheriting the base class, a recipe knows how to do things such as fetching and compiling.

As most recipes are meant to install some sort of executable, the base class knows how to build it. But sometimes all we want is to install data, scripts, or configuration files into the filesystem.

If the data or configuration is related to an application, the most logical thing to do is to package it together with the application's recipe itself, and if we think it is better to be installed separately, we could even split it into its own package.

But other times, the data or configuration is unrelated to an application; maybe it applies to the whole system or we just want to provide a separate recipe for it. Or we could even want to install some interpreted language scripts that don't need to be compiled.

How to do it...

In those cases, our recipe should inherit the allarch class...