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Old 04-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Openembedded noob question about distros

Hi All,

My name is Salvatore Fassi, I'm italian.
I'm trying to understand the openembedded basics.
In the past I used to work a lot with buildroot and I thought oe was a simple extension of it but now I've realized that it's much more flexable but also much more complex!

My purpose is to compile a minimal image with busybox and a xserver-xorg running.
I've created a custom machine file that matches my hardware and this is ok.
Then I've chosen the angstrom-2008.1 distro...and I've started bitbake xorg-image.
During the build process I've noticed that it was building everything including gtk and a lot of things that I don't need at fact the build process took some hours to complete and the disk space occupation was more that 15 GB!!!
Is this normal? I'd like to have only a basic xorg image..I'm doing something wrong?

Thank you for your help.

Old 04-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yes, OE build requires tens of Giga bytes.

In recipes/images/

In recipes/images/
angstrom-x11-base-depends \
angstrom-gpe-task-base \

Those gpe-* packages requires GTK+ and other stuffs you mentioned as "not needed".
You could try temperarily disable these lines and bitbake xorg-image again, but I'm not sure whether it works. Or you could create you own file.

Official document:

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Old 04-09-2011, 06:48 AM   #3
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Ok, thank you for your answer!


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