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Old 04-14-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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bitbake error: no module named bb

so Im trying to use bitbake to set up a cross-compiling environment following the getting started page on openembedded.

my problem is that when I try to use the command bitbake (after setting the environment and adding necessary directories to both $PATH and $PYTHONPATH), I get the following error:
File "usr/local/bin/bitbake" , line 27, in <module>
import bb
ImportError: No module named bb
I have written a bash script to set the environment as follows:

#! /bin/bash
STRING="bitbake_setup done"
export BBPATH
export PATH
echo $STRING
any idea how to deal with this problem ?

Im using fedora 16 on an HP mini with intel atom cpu N450 @ 1.66GHz x2
kernel linux 3.3.0-4.fc16.i686
Gnome 3.2.1

latest installed python:
Thanx in advance ...
Old 04-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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How did you get "usr/local/bin/bitbake" ? ?
A manual 'python install' that use the default /usr/bin/python(-2.7)
will install bitbake to /usr/ : /usr/bin/bitbake

And : bitbake will work only with the python used for the build.

Also : # yum install bitbake
... will install version "1.8.18-3.fc15".

Old 04-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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I did not actually install bitbake, not sure how that directory was created :-S ... I installed it following your post, it seems to work fine now.



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