how to build the most up-to-date version of angstrom?

following the instructions online, i checked out the openembedded
git repo and verified that i'm on the org.openembedded.dev branch
since i want to build the cutting-edge version and that's what i
thought that branch represented.

  however, after letting the bitbake download phase run for a while, i
can see that the only linux tarball i have is for 2.6.23, which is
much older than what i'm interested in (although maybe that's the
version specified for the liunx headers).

  should i, at some point, expect some variation of a 2.6.29 tarball
being downloaded? and that is the correct git branch, right?

rday

Have you setup your machine name, distro name?..

Hi Robert,

following the instructions online, i checked out the openembedded
git repo and verified that i'm on the org.openembedded.dev branch
since i want to build the cutting-edge version and that's what i
thought that branch represented.

First, you should ask on the OpenEmbedded mailing list [1] instead,
because some people here don't like to read oe specific threads.

You should consider switching to the stable/2009 branch, because
the .dev
branch is not guaranteed to be buildable at all, see [2]. If you just
plan to use
angstrom/oe, it's a safer/better way.

however, after letting the bitbake download phase run for a while, i
can see that the only linux tarball i have is for 2.6.23, which is
much older than what i'm interested in (although maybe that's the
version specified for the liunx headers).

The actual stable branch has now the linux 2.6.29 kernel as default
(with all the
needed patches) for the beagleboard, thanks to Koen's latest patches
[3].

should i, at some point, expect some variation of a 2.6.29 tarball
being downloaded? and that is the correct git branch, right?

Have you checked that the MACHINE variable is correctly set in your
local.conf? See [2], [4] & [5] for possible ways of setting up a
minimal
configuration for the beagleboard.

You could also try the irc channel oe on freenode.

rday
--

Best regards,
Matthieu

[1] http://lists.linuxtogo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openembedded-devel
[2] http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/building-ångström
[3] http://cgit.openembedded.net/cgit.cgi/openembedded/commit/?h=stable/2009&id=85b9a71a9c475a9b547847cc46692aa27c11dd44
[4] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardAndOpenEmbeddedGit
[5] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardOpenEmbeddedDevelopment

Hi Robert,

> following the instructions online, i checked out the
> openembedded git repo and verified that i'm on the
> org.openembedded.dev branch since i want to build the cutting-edge
> version and that's what i thought that branch represented.

First, you should ask on the OpenEmbedded mailing list [1] instead,
because some people here don't like to read oe specific threads.

  i realize there's a danger of crossing over from BB-related issues
to more generic OE stuff, so i'll try to keep that to a minimum.

You should consider switching to the stable/2009 branch, because the
.dev branch is not guaranteed to be buildable at all, see [2]. If
you just plan to use angstrom/oe, it's a safer/better way.

  yup, i'm giving that a shot right now but, just for the fun of it, i
might keep trying to build the dev branch on the side. and if i find
bugs, is there a separate list to report those on? i have spare CPU
cycles lying around so i might as well burn them off testing.

rday