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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

Working with GNU make

GNU make is a make implementation for Linux systems. It is used by a wide variety of open source projects, including the Linux kernel. The build is managed by a Makefile, which tells make how to build the source code.

How to do it...

Yocto recipes inherit base.bbclass and hence their default behavior is to look for a Makefile, makefile, or GNUmakefile and use GNU make to build the package. If your package already contains a Makefile, then all you need to worry about are the arguments that need to be passed to make. make arguments can be passed using the EXTRA_OEMAKE variable, and a do_install override that calls the oe_runmake install needs to be provided, otherwise an empty install is run. For example, the mingetty recipe is based on a Makefile and looks as follows:

SUMMARY = "Compact getty terminal handler for virtual consoles only"             
SECTION = "console/utils"