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22 <h2 class="titleHead">opendreambox</h2>
23 <div class="author" ><span 
24 class="cmr-12">Andreas Oberritter </span><span 
25 class="cmtt-9">&#x003C;obi@opendreambox.org&#x003E;</span></div>
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27 <div class="date" ><span 
28 class="cmr-12">March 2012</span></div>
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30 <h3 class="likesectionHead"><a 
31  id="x1-1000"></a>Contents</h3>
32 <div class="tableofcontents">
33 <span class="sectionToc" >1 <a 
34 href="#x1-20001" id="QQ2-1-2">Introduction</a></span>
35 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.1 <a 
36 href="#x1-30001.1" id="QQ2-1-3">Target audience</a></span>
37 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.2 <a 
38 href="#x1-40001.2" id="QQ2-1-4">Supported products</a></span>
39 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.3 <a 
40 href="#x1-50001.3" id="QQ2-1-5">License</a></span>
41 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.4 <a 
42 href="#x1-60001.4" id="QQ2-1-6">Obtaining the source code</a></span>
43 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.5 <a 
44 href="#x1-70001.5" id="QQ2-1-7">Quick start</a></span>
45 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >1.6 <a 
46 href="#x1-80001.6" id="QQ2-1-8">Directory structure</a></span>
47 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >1.6.1 <a 
48 href="#x1-90001.6.1" id="QQ2-1-9">openembedded-core and meta-openembedded</a></span>
49 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >1.6.2 <a 
50 href="#x1-100001.6.2" id="QQ2-1-10">meta-opendreambox</a></span>
51 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >1.6.3 <a 
52 href="#x1-110001.6.3" id="QQ2-1-11">meta-bsp</a></span>
53 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >2 <a 
54 href="#x1-120002" id="QQ2-1-12">Prerequisites</a></span>
55 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >2.1 <a 
56 href="#x1-130002.1" id="QQ2-1-13">Required software</a></span>
57 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >3 <a 
58 href="#x1-140003" id="QQ2-1-14">Major changes since previous releases</a></span>
59 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >3.1 <a 
60 href="#x1-150003.1" id="QQ2-1-15">Changes since release 1.6</a></span>
61 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >4 <a 
62 href="#x1-160004" id="QQ2-1-16">Known Bugs</a></span>
63 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >5 <a 
64 href="#x1-170005" id="QQ2-1-17">Building OpenDreambox</a></span>
65 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.1 <a 
66 href="#x1-180005.1" id="QQ2-1-18">Makefile targets</a></span>
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69                                                                   
70 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.2 <a 
71 href="#x1-190005.2" id="QQ2-1-19">Configuration variables</a></span>
72 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.2.1 <a 
73 href="#x1-200005.2.1" id="QQ2-1-20">BB_NUMBER_THREADS</a></span>
74 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.2.2 <a 
75 href="#x1-210005.2.2" id="QQ2-1-21">MACHINE</a></span>
76 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.2.3 <a 
77 href="#x1-220005.2.3" id="QQ2-1-22">PARALLEL_MAKE</a></span>
78 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.3 <a 
79 href="#x1-230005.3" id="QQ2-1-23">Adding custom layers</a></span>
80 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.4 <a 
81 href="#x1-240005.4" id="QQ2-1-24">Adding custom options</a></span>
82 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.4.1 <a 
83 href="#x1-250005.4.1" id="QQ2-1-25">DISTRO_FEED_PREFIX</a></span>
84 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.4.2 <a 
85 href="#x1-260005.4.2" id="QQ2-1-26">DISTRO_FEED_URI</a></span>
86 <br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;<span class="subsubsectionToc" >5.4.3 <a 
87 href="#x1-270005.4.3" id="QQ2-1-27">INHERIT</a></span>
88 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.5 <a 
89 href="#x1-280005.5" id="QQ2-1-28">Setting up a build directory</a></span>
90 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.6 <a 
91 href="#x1-290005.6" id="QQ2-1-29">Building a firmware image</a></span>
92 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >5.7 <a 
93 href="#x1-300005.7" id="QQ2-1-30">Building a package</a></span>
94 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >6 <a 
95 href="#x1-310006" id="QQ2-1-31">Development hints</a></span>
96 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >6.1 <a 
97 href="#x1-320006.1" id="QQ2-1-32">Cross-compilation of external software</a></span>
98 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >6.2 <a 
99 href="#x1-330006.2" id="QQ2-1-33">Coding style</a></span>
100 <br />&#x00A0;<span class="subsectionToc" >6.3 <a 
101 href="#x1-340006.3" id="QQ2-1-34">Package architecture</a></span>
102 <br /><span class="sectionToc" >7 <a 
103 href="#x1-350007" id="QQ2-1-35">Bug reports and patches</a></span>
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108 <!--l. 54--><p class="noindent" >
109 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1   </span> <a 
110  id="x1-20001"></a>Introduction</h3>
111 <div class="flushleft" 
112 >
113 <!--l. 55--><p class="noindent" >
114  This document briefly describes the OpenDreambox distribution, an
115 embedded Linux distribution for Set-Top-Boxes manufactured by <a 
116 href="http://www.dream-multimedia-tv.de/" >Dream
117 Multimedia GmbH</a>.
118 <!--l. 59--><p class="noindent" >OpenDreambox is based on the <a 
119 href="http://www.openembedded.org/" >OpenEmbedded</a> build framework, which uses
120 <a 
121 href="http://bitbake.berlios.de/" >BitBake</a> to transform build instructions into distributable firmare images and
122 software packages.</div>
123 <!--l. 64--><p class="noindent" >
124 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.1   </span> <a 
125  id="x1-30001.1"></a>Target audience</h4>
126 <div class="flushleft" 
127 >
128 <!--l. 65--><p class="noindent" >
129  Developers familiar with previous versions of OpenDreambox or
130 OpenEmbedded in general.</div>
131 <!--l. 70--><p class="noindent" >
132 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.2   </span> <a 
133  id="x1-40001.2"></a>Supported products</h4>
134 <div class="flushleft" 
135 >
136 <!--l. 72--><p class="noindent" >
137  The current version includes support for the following machines:
138 <div class="tabular"> <table id="TBL-2" class="tabular" 
139 cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" rules="groups" 
140 ><colgroup id="TBL-2-1g"><col 
141 id="TBL-2-1"></colgroup><colgroup id="TBL-2-2g"><col 
142 id="TBL-2-2"></colgroup><tr 
143 class="hline"><td><hr></td><td><hr></td></tr><tr  
144  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-1-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-1-1"  
145 class="td11"><span 
146 class="cmbx-10">Product name  </span></td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-1-2"  
147 class="td11"><span 
148 class="cmbx-10">Environment variable</span></td></tr><tr 
149 class="hline"><td><hr></td><td><hr></td></tr><tr  
150  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-2-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-2-1"  
151 class="td11"> </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-2-2"  
152 class="td11"></td>
153 </tr><tr  
154  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-3-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-3-1"  
155 class="td11">DM 500 HD         </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-3-2"  
156 class="td11"><span 
157 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm500hd        </span></td>
158 </tr><tr  
159  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-4-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-4-1"  
160 class="td11">DM 800 HD PVR  </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-4-2"  
161 class="td11"><span 
162 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm800          </span></td>
163 </tr><tr  
164  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-5-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-5-1"  
165 class="td11">DM 800 HD SE    </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-5-2"  
166 class="td11"><span 
167 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm800se        </span></td>
168 </tr><tr  
169  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-6-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-6-1"  
170 class="td11">DM 7020 HD       </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-6-2"  
171 class="td11"><span 
172 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm7020hd       </span></td>
173 </tr><tr  
174  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-7-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-7-1"  
175 class="td11">DM 8000 HD PVR</td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-7-2"  
176 class="td11"><span 
177 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm8000         </span></td>
178 </tr><tr  
179  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-8-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-8-1"  
180 class="td11">                </td><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-8-2"  
181 class="td11">                     </td>
182 </tr><tr 
183 class="hline"><td><hr></td><td><hr></td></tr><tr  
184  style="vertical-align:baseline;" id="TBL-2-9-"><td  style="white-space:nowrap; text-align:left;" id="TBL-2-9-1"  
185 class="td11">                </td>
186 </tr></table></div></div>
187                                                                   
188
189                                                                   
190 <!--l. 89--><p class="noindent" >
191 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.3   </span> <a 
192  id="x1-50001.3"></a>License</h4>
193                                                                   
194
195                                                                   
196 <div class="verbatim" id="verbatim-1">
197 Copyright&#x00A0;(c)&#x00A0;2010-2012&#x00A0;Dream&#x00A0;Multimedia&#x00A0;GmbH,&#x00A0;Germany
198 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;&#x00A0;http://www.dream-multimedia-tv.de/
199 &#x00A0;<br />Authors:
200 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Andreas&#x00A0;Frisch&#x00A0;&#x003C;fraxinas@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
201 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Andreas&#x00A0;Monzner&#x00A0;&#x003C;ghost@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
202 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Andreas&#x00A0;Oberritter&#x00A0;&#x003C;obi@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
203 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Mladen&#x00A0;Horvat&#x00A0;&#x003C;acid-burn@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
204 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Stefan&#x00A0;Pluecken&#x00A0;&#x003C;thedoc@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
205 &#x00A0;<br />&#x00A0;&#x00A0;Stephan&#x00A0;Reichholf&#x00A0;&#x003C;reichi@opendreambox.org&#x003E;
206 &#x00A0;<br />
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225 <!--l. 119--><p class="nopar" >
226 <!--l. 121--><p class="noindent" >
227 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.4   </span> <a 
228  id="x1-60001.4"></a>Obtaining the source code</h4>
229 <!--l. 122--><p class="noindent" >OpenDreambox uses the Git version control system. To obtain the source code, it is
230 required to install Git. See <a 
231 href="http://git-scm.com/" class="url" ><span 
232 class="cmtt-10">http://git-scm.com/</span></a>.
233 <!--l. 125--><p class="noindent" >To initially download the source into the current directory, issue the following
234 command:
235 <!--l. 128--><p class="noindent" ><span 
236 class="cmtt-9">git clone git://git.opendreambox.org/git/opendreambox.git</span>
237                                                                   
238
239                                                                   
240 <!--l. 130--><p class="noindent" >
241 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.5   </span> <a 
242  id="x1-70001.5"></a>Quick start</h4>
243 <!--l. 131--><p class="noindent" >For the impatient:
244 <!--l. 133--><p class="noindent" ><span 
245 class="cmtt-9">make -C opendreambox image</span>
246 <!--l. 135--><p class="noindent" >If this command fails, prerequisites my be missing. See section <a 
247 href="#x1-120002">2<!--tex4ht:ref: prerequisites --></a>.
248 <!--l. 137--><p class="noindent" >
249 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.6   </span> <a 
250  id="x1-80001.6"></a>Directory structure</h4>
251 <!--l. 138--><p class="noindent" >OpenDreambox consists of a set of layers containing build instructions. This meta
252 data is used by BitBake to download and compile source code and to assemble
253 installable software packages and firmware images.
254 <!--l. 142--><p class="noindent" >Currently, there are five layers, ordered by priority from lowest to highest:
255      <ul class="itemize1">
256      <li class="itemize"><span 
257 class="cmtt-9">openembedded-core</span>
258      </li>
259      <li class="itemize"><span 
260 class="cmtt-9">meta-openembedded</span>
261      </li>
262      <li class="itemize"><span 
263 class="cmtt-9">meta-opendreambox</span>
264      </li>
265      <li class="itemize"><span 
266 class="cmtt-9">meta-bsp/common</span>
267      </li>
268      <li class="itemize"><span 
269 class="cmtt-9">meta-bsp/$</span><span 
270 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
271 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
272 class="cmsy-9">}</span></li></ul>
273 <!--l. 153--><p class="noindent" >If a recipe for the same package exists in multiple layers, then the higher priority
274 layer takes precedence over the lower priority layer.
275 <!--l. 157--><p class="noindent" >For example, <span 
276 class="cmtt-9">libmad</span><span 
277 class="cmtt-9">_0.15.1b.bb </span>exists in both <span 
278 class="cmtt-9">meta-openembedded </span>and
279 <span 
280 class="cmtt-9">openembedded-core</span>. The recipe in <span 
281 class="cmtt-9">meta-openembedded </span>will be used, because
282 <span 
283 class="cmtt-9">openembedded-core </span>has lower priority.
284 <!--l. 162--><p class="noindent" ><span 
285 class="cmbx-10">NOTE: </span>This would still be true even if the version of <span 
286 class="cmtt-9">libmad </span>in <span 
287 class="cmtt-9">openembeded-core</span>
288 was higher than the version in <span 
289 class="cmtt-9">meta-openembedded</span>, unless <span 
290 class="cmtt-9">PREFERRED</span><span 
291 class="cmtt-9">_VERSION</span><span 
292 class="cmtt-9">_libmad</span>
293 was set to the version in <span 
294 class="cmtt-9">openembedded-core</span>. There is currently no way to prefer a
295 version of a lower priority layer, if the same version is present in a higher priority
296 layer.
297 <!--l. 168--><p class="noindent" >
298 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.6.1   </span> <a 
299  id="x1-90001.6.1"></a>openembedded-core and meta-openembedded</h5>
300                                                                   
301
302                                                                   
303 <!--l. 169--><p class="noindent" >These directories contain copies of Git repositories from git.openembedded.org,
304 including the OpenEmbedded-Core layer (&#8221;meta&#8221;) and the OpenEmbedded layer
305 (&#8221;meta-oe&#8221;). They get created automatically when building the distribution for the
306 first time.
307 <!--l. 173--><p class="noindent" >Throughout this document, the combination of these directories will be referred to as
308 OpenEmbedded.
309 <!--l. 176--><p class="noindent" >
310 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.6.2   </span> <a 
311  id="x1-100001.6.2"></a>meta-opendreambox</h5>
312 <!--l. 177--><p class="noindent" >This directory contains:
313      <ul class="itemize1">
314      <li class="itemize">Recipes   for   packages   written   specifically   for   the   OpenDreambox
315      distribution
316      </li>
317      <li class="itemize">Modifications to recipes from OpenEmbedded
318      </li>
319      <li class="itemize">Recipes   for   software   versions   older   than   those   available   from
320      OpenEmbedded
321      </li>
322      <li class="itemize">Recipes   for   software   versions   newer   than   those   available   from
323      OpenEmbedded</li></ul>
324 <!--l. 186--><p class="noindent" >
325 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">1.6.3   </span> <a 
326  id="x1-110001.6.3"></a>meta-bsp</h5>
327 <!--l. 187--><p class="noindent" >The directory <span 
328 class="cmtt-9">meta-bsp </span>contains Board Support Packages (BSP) for the supported
329 Dreambox models. This includes:
330      <ul class="itemize1">
331      <li class="itemize">Hardware drivers
332      </li>
333      <li class="itemize">Machine specific overrides
334      </li>
335      <li class="itemize">The Linux kernel
336      </li>
337      <li class="itemize">The boot loader
338                                                                   
339
340                                                                   
341      </li>
342      <li class="itemize">Splash images</li></ul>
343 <!--l. 198--><p class="noindent" >
344 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">2   </span> <a 
345  id="x1-120002"></a>Prerequisites</h3>
346 <!--l. 201--><p class="noindent" >
347 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">2.1   </span> <a 
348  id="x1-130002.1"></a>Required software</h4>
349 <!--l. 203--><p class="noindent" >The OpenEmbedded project provides a general list of prerequisites for many Linux
350 distributions and also for some other operating systems.
351      <ul class="itemize1">
352      <li class="itemize"><a 
353 href="http://www.openembedded.org/index.php/OEandYourDistro" class="url" ><span 
354 class="cmtt-10">http://www.openembedded.org/index.php/OEandYourDistro</span></a>
355      </li>
356      <li class="itemize"><a 
357 href="http://www.openembedded.org/index.php/Required\_software" class="url" ><span 
358 class="cmtt-10">http://www.openembedded.org/index.php/Required\_software</span></a></li></ul>
359 <!--l. 211--><p class="noindent" >It is highly recommended to use Linux to build OpenDreambox. In theory, any recent
360 distribution will do, but not many distributions have been verified to build
361 OpenDreambox without errors. Tested distributions include:
362      <ul class="itemize1">
363      <li class="itemize">Arch Linux 2011.08.19 [amd64]
364      </li>
365      <li class="itemize">Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) [i386]
366      </li>
367      <li class="itemize">Debian &#8221;Testing&#8221; (Wheezy) [i386]
368      </li>
369      <li class="itemize">Fedora 16 [i386, amd64]
370      </li>
371      <li class="itemize">Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) [i386]
372      </li>
373      <li class="itemize">Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) [i386]
374      </li>
375      <li class="itemize">Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) [amd64]
376      </li>
377      <li class="itemize">Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) [i386, amd64]</li></ul>
378                                                                   
379
380                                                                   
381 <!--l. 227--><p class="noindent" >Distributions known not to work:
382      <ul class="itemize1">
383      <li class="itemize">Debian 5.0 (Lenny): Comes with Python 2.5, which is too old.</li></ul>
384                                                                   
385
386                                                                   
387 <!--l. 235--><p class="noindent" >
388 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">3   </span> <a 
389  id="x1-140003"></a>Major changes since previous releases</h3>
390 <!--l. 237--><p class="noindent" >
391 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">3.1   </span> <a 
392  id="x1-150003.1"></a>Changes since release 1.6</h4>
393      <ul class="itemize1">
394      <li class="itemize">Recipes were split across multiple layers and categorized.
395      </li>
396      <li class="itemize"><span 
397 class="cmtt-9">env.source  </span>has   been   replaced   by   two   files,   <span 
398 class="cmtt-9">bitbake.env  </span>and
399      <span 
400 class="cmtt-9">cross-compile.env</span>. The former sets a minimal environment that is needed
401      to execute bitbake. The latter creates machine-specific command aliases,
402      in order to compile external software.
403      </li>
404      <li class="itemize">All machines share a common <span 
405 class="cmtt-9">tmp </span>directory.
406      </li>
407      <li class="itemize"><span 
408 class="cmtt-9">$</span><span 
409 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
410 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
411 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
412 class="cmtt-9">/build </span>directories were renamed to <span 
413 class="cmtt-9">build/$</span><span 
414 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
415 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
416 class="cmsy-9">}</span>.
417      </li>
418      <li class="itemize">Kernel packages were renamed from <span 
419 class="cmtt-9">linux-$</span><span 
420 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
421 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
422 class="cmsy-9">} </span>to <span 
423 class="cmtt-9">linux-dreambox</span>.
424      </li>
425      <li class="itemize">Support for machines based on ATI Xilleon or IBM STB was dropped.</li></ul>
426 <!--l. 250--><p class="noindent" >
427 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">4   </span> <a 
428  id="x1-160004"></a>Known Bugs</h3>
429 <!--l. 252--><p class="noindent" >None.
430                                                                   
431
432                                                                   
433 <!--l. 256--><p class="noindent" >
434 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5   </span> <a 
435  id="x1-170005"></a>Building OpenDreambox</h3>
436 <!--l. 258--><p class="noindent" >In the top level directory, there is a <span 
437 class="cmtt-9">Makefile</span>, which is used to set up build
438 directories and to fetch or update all used repositories. The Makefile can
439 be influenced by environment variables, either by specifing them on the
440 command-line or by storing them in a file called <span 
441 class="cmtt-9">conf/make.conf</span>. It is not
442 recommended to edit the <span 
443 class="cmtt-9">Makefile </span>directly in order to avoid conflicts with future
444 updates.
445 <!--l. 265--><p class="noindent" >When the <span 
446 class="cmtt-9">Makefile </span>is run for the first time, the following steps will be executed:
447      <ul class="itemize1">
448      <li class="itemize">Creation of configuration files
449          <ul class="itemize2">
450          <li class="itemize"><span 
451 class="cmtt-9">bitbake.env</span>
452          </li>
453          <li class="itemize"><span 
454 class="cmtt-9">conf/opendreambox.conf</span>
455          </li>
456          <li class="itemize"><span 
457 class="cmtt-9">build/$</span><span 
458 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
459 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
460 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
461 class="cmtt-9">/conf/bblayers.conf</span>
462          </li>
463          <li class="itemize"><span 
464 class="cmtt-9">build/$</span><span 
465 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
466 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
467 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
468 class="cmtt-9">/conf/local.conf</span></li></ul>
469      </li>
470      <li class="itemize">Update or checkout of Git repositories
471          <ul class="itemize2">
472          <li class="itemize">OpenDreambox
473          </li>
474          <li class="itemize">BitBake
475          </li>
476          <li class="itemize">OpenEmbedded</li></ul>
477      </li></ul>
478 <!--l. 284--><p class="noindent" >
479 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.1   </span> <a 
480  id="x1-180005.1"></a>Makefile targets</h4>
481 <!--l. 285--><p class="noindent" >Run <span 
482 class="cmtt-9">make help </span>to get a list of targets of the top level Makefile, together with a brief
483 description.
484                                                                   
485
486                                                                   
487 <!--l. 287--><p class="noindent" >
488 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.2   </span> <a 
489  id="x1-190005.2"></a>Configuration variables</h4>
490 <!--l. 288--><p class="noindent" >
491 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.2.1   </span> <a 
492  id="x1-200005.2.1"></a>BB_NUMBER_THREADS</h5>
493 <!--l. 289--><p class="noindent" >Controls how many BitBake tasks may run at a time. Defaults to the number of cores
494 available on the build system. The number of cores is obtained from <span 
495 class="cmtt-9">/proc/cpuinfo</span>. If
496 this file is unavailable, the default value is 1.
497 <!--l. 294--><p class="noindent" >
498 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.2.2   </span> <a 
499  id="x1-210005.2.2"></a>MACHINE</h5>
500 <!--l. 295--><p class="noindent" >Controls the target machine to build packages for. See section <a 
501 href="#x1-40001.2">1.2<!--tex4ht:ref: products --></a> for a list of
502 supported products.
503 <!--l. 298--><p class="noindent" >
504 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.2.3   </span> <a 
505  id="x1-220005.2.3"></a>PARALLEL_MAKE</h5>
506 <!--l. 299--><p class="noindent" >Controls how many processes per recipe <span 
507 class="cmtt-9">make </span>may use. Defaults to the number of
508 cores available on the build system. The number of cores is obtained from
509 <span 
510 class="cmtt-9">/proc/cpuinfo</span>. If this file is unavailable, the default value is 1.
511 <!--l. 304--><p class="noindent" >NOTE: If you see seemingly random build failures, try setting this variable to
512 1.
513 <!--l. 306--><p class="noindent" >
514 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.3   </span> <a 
515  id="x1-230005.3"></a>Adding custom layers</h4>
516 <!--l. 308--><p class="noindent" >It is possible to add custom layers to the build system. This can be done globally and
517 per machine. To add a layer globally, edit <span 
518 class="cmtt-9">conf/bblayers-ext.conf</span>. To add a
519 machine-specific layer, edit <span 
520 class="cmtt-9">conf/bblayers-$</span><span 
521 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
522 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
523 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
524 class="cmtt-9">-ext.conf</span>. Assuming that an
525 additional layer is available at <span 
526 class="cmtt-9">$</span><span 
527 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
528 class="cmtt-9">HOME</span><span 
529 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
530 class="cmtt-9">/custom-layer</span>, the entry to add to the file will
531 look like this:
532 <!--l. 314--><p class="noindent" ><span 
533 class="cmtt-9">BBLAYERS =+ "$</span><span 
534 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
535 class="cmtt-9">HOME</span><span 
536 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
537 class="cmtt-9">/custom-layer"</span>
538                                                                   
539
540                                                                   
541 <!--l. 316--><p class="noindent" >
542 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.4   </span> <a 
543  id="x1-240005.4"></a>Adding custom options</h4>
544 <!--l. 317--><p class="noindent" >It is possible to tweak a lot more options than those used by the <span 
545 class="cmtt-9">Makefile </span>by editing
546 <span 
547 class="cmtt-9">conf/local-ext.conf </span>or <span 
548 class="cmtt-9">conf/local-$</span><span 
549 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
550 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
551 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
552 class="cmtt-9">-ext.conf</span>.
553 <!--l. 320--><p class="noindent" >For example, if the firmware shall use the package feed built on the develoment
554 machine, which happens to be 192.168.1.1 and has a webserver configured to point to
555 <span 
556 class="cmtt-9">tmp/deploy/ipk</span>, a line like the following may be added:
557 <!--l. 324--><p class="noindent" ><span 
558 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
559 class="cmtt-9">_FEED</span><span 
560 class="cmtt-9">_URI = "http://192.168.1.1/$</span><span 
561 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
562 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
563 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
564 class="cmtt-9">/$</span><span 
565 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
566 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
567 class="cmtt-9">_VERSION</span><span 
568 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
569 class="cmtt-9">"</span>
570 <!--l. 326--><p class="noindent" >In general, any variable in OpenEmbedded that uses weak assignment (<span 
571 class="cmtt-9">?=</span>) may be
572 overridden from these files.
573 <!--l. 329--><p class="noindent" >The following sections list some commonly used options.
574 <!--l. 331--><p class="noindent" >
575 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.4.1   </span> <a 
576  id="x1-250005.4.1"></a>DISTRO_FEED_PREFIX</h5>
577 <!--l. 333--><p class="noindent" ><span 
578 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
579 class="cmtt-9">_FEED</span><span 
580 class="cmtt-9">_PREFIX </span>specifies the name of the package update feed. This name may be
581 arbitarily chosen.
582 <!--l. 336--><p class="noindent" >Default: <span 
583 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
584 class="cmtt-9">_FEED</span><span 
585 class="cmtt-9">_PREFIX = "remote"</span>
586 <!--l. 338--><p class="noindent" >
587 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.4.2   </span> <a 
588  id="x1-260005.4.2"></a>DISTRO_FEED_URI</h5>
589 <!--l. 340--><p class="noindent" ><span 
590 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
591 class="cmtt-9">_FEED</span><span 
592 class="cmtt-9">_URI </span>specifies the URI of the package update feed.
593 <!--l. 342--><p class="noindent" >Default: <span 
594 class="cmtt-9">DISTRO</span><span 
595 class="cmtt-9">_FEED</span><span 
596 class="cmtt-9">_URI = "http://my-distribution.example/remote-feed/"</span>
597 <!--l. 344--><p class="noindent" >
598 <h5 class="subsubsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.4.3   </span> <a 
599  id="x1-270005.4.3"></a>INHERIT</h5>
600 <!--l. 346--><p class="noindent" ><span 
601 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT </span>specifies bbclasses to include from a configuration file. Usually, this variable
602 gets appended to by using the <span 
603 class="cmtt-9">+= </span>operator.
604 <!--l. 349--><p class="noindent" >The OpenDreambox distribution automatically appends <span 
605 class="cmtt-9">"buildhistory recipe</span><span 
606 class="cmtt-9">_sanity</span>
607 <span 
608 class="cmtt-9">testlab" </span>to <span 
609 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT</span>.
610 <!--l. 351--><p class="noindent" >Default: <span 
611 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT = ""</span>
612 <!--l. 353--><p class="noindent" ><span 
613 class="cmbx-10">Some examples:</span>
614 <!--l. 355--><p class="noindent" >Always build the latest versions of OpenDreambox-related projects from
615 Git:
616 <!--l. 357--><p class="noindent" ><span 
617 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT += "opendreambox-autorev"</span>
618                                                                   
619
620                                                                   
621 <!--l. 359--><p class="noindent" >Remove temporary files of previous versions of a recipe before a newer version gets
622 built:
623 <!--l. 361--><p class="noindent" ><span 
624 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT += "rm</span><span 
625 class="cmtt-9">_old</span><span 
626 class="cmtt-9">_work"</span>
627 <!--l. 363--><p class="noindent" >Remove temporary files of a recipe after it has been built and packaged
628 successfully.
629 <!--l. 365--><p class="noindent" ><span 
630 class="cmtt-9">INHERIT += "rm</span><span 
631 class="cmtt-9">_work"</span>
632 <!--l. 367--><p class="noindent" >
633 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.5   </span> <a 
634  id="x1-280005.5"></a>Setting up a build directory</h4>
635 <!--l. 368--><p class="noindent" >To set up a build directory for e.g. <span 
636 class="cmbx-10">DM 500 HD </span>run <span 
637 class="cmtt-9">make MACHINE=dm500hd</span>. If
638 <span 
639 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm500hd </span>has been set in <span 
640 class="cmtt-9">conf/make.conf</span>, you can simply run <span 
641 class="cmtt-9">make </span>with no
642 arguments instead. This will create and initialize the directory <span 
643 class="cmtt-9">build/dm500hd</span>.
644 <!--l. 372--><p class="noindent" >
645 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.6   </span> <a 
646  id="x1-290005.6"></a>Building a firmware image</h4>
647 <!--l. 373--><p class="noindent" >To build a firmware image for e.g. <span 
648 class="cmbx-10">DM 500 HD </span>run <span 
649 class="cmtt-9">make MACHINE=dm500hd image</span>. If
650 <span 
651 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE=dm500hd </span>has been set in <span 
652 class="cmtt-9">conf/make.conf</span>, you can simply run <span 
653 class="cmtt-9">make image</span>
654 instead.
655 <!--l. 377--><p class="noindent" >
656 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">5.7   </span> <a 
657  id="x1-300005.7"></a>Building a package</h4>
658 <!--l. 378--><p class="noindent" >To build a single package, BitBake has to be used directly. First, the environment has
659 to be set up, in order to make BitBake available to the shell. This can be done with
660 the following command:
661 <!--l. 382--><p class="noindent" ><span 
662 class="cmtt-9">source bitbake.env</span>
663 <!--l. 384--><p class="noindent" >BitBake must be run from the machine&#8217;s build directory. For <span 
664 class="cmbx-10">DM 500 HD</span>
665 run:
666 <!--l. 386--><p class="noindent" ><span 
667 class="cmtt-9">cd build/dm500hd</span>
668 <!--l. 388--><p class="noindent" >In order to build enigma2, run:
669 <!--l. 390--><p class="noindent" ><span 
670 class="cmtt-9">bitbake enigma2</span>.
671                                                                   
672
673                                                                   
674 <!--l. 392--><p class="noindent" >
675 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">6   </span> <a 
676  id="x1-310006"></a>Development hints</h3>
677 <!--l. 394--><p class="noindent" >
678 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">6.1   </span> <a 
679  id="x1-320006.1"></a>Cross-compilation of external software</h4>
680 <!--l. 395--><p class="noindent" >OpenDreambox provides a script called <span 
681 class="cmtt-9">cross-compile.env</span>. Once run, the script will
682 create the following commands (shell aliases), aiming to ease cross-compilation of
683 external source trees:
684      <ul class="itemize1">
685      <li class="itemize"><span 
686 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
687 class="cmtt-9">_autoreconf </span>- Calls OE&#8217;s version of <span 
688 class="cmtt-9">autoreconf</span>. Useful for projects based
689      on GNU autotools.
690      </li>
691      <li class="itemize"><span 
692 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
693 class="cmtt-9">_runconf </span>- Calls <span 
694 class="cmtt-9">./configure </span>with parameters suitable for OE. Useful
695      for projects based on GNU autotools.
696      </li>
697      <li class="itemize"><span 
698 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
699 class="cmtt-9">_runmake </span>-  Calls  <span 
700 class="cmtt-9">make </span>with  parameters  suitable  for  OE.  Useful  for
701      projects based on GNU autotools or GNU make.
702      </li>
703      <li class="itemize"><span 
704 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
705 class="cmtt-9">_env </span>- Useful to execute arbitrary commands in the OE environment
706      (e.g. <span 
707 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
708 class="cmtt-9">_env env</span>).
709      </li>
710      <li class="itemize"><span 
711 class="cmtt-9">oe</span><span 
712 class="cmtt-9">_setenv </span>- Exports the OE environment to the currently running shell
713      session.</li></ul>
714 <!--l. 406--><p class="noindent" >The script needs to know the target machine, which can be one of the supported
715 products (see <a 
716 href="#x1-40001.2">1.2<!--tex4ht:ref: products --></a>). Because the script adds aliases to your currently running shell
717 session, it has to be invoked using <span 
718 class="cmtt-9">source </span>or <span 
719 class="cmtt-9">. </span>(the dot operator), e.g.:
720 <!--l. 409--><p class="noindent" ><span 
721 class="cmtt-9">source cross-compile.env dm7020hd</span>
722 <!--l. 411--><p class="noindent" >The script may be called from any location, but must reside inside the OpenDreambox
723 Git tree. You may want to create a symlink to <span 
724 class="cmtt-9">cross-compile.env </span>somewhere in your
725 <span 
726 class="cmtt-9">PATH</span>.
727 <!--l. 414--><p class="noindent" >
728 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">6.2   </span> <a 
729  id="x1-330006.2"></a>Coding style</h4>
730 <!--l. 415--><p class="noindent" >Run <span 
731 class="cmtt-9">scripts/do</span><span 
732 class="cmtt-9">_stylize.sh </span>on new recipes to ensure proper coding style.
733                                                                   
734
735                                                                   
736 <!--l. 417--><p class="noindent" >
737 <h4 class="subsectionHead"><span class="titlemark">6.3   </span> <a 
738  id="x1-340006.3"></a>Package architecture</h4>
739 <!--l. 418--><p class="noindent" >Set <span 
740 class="cmtt-9">PACKAGE</span><span 
741 class="cmtt-9">_ARCH = "$</span><span 
742 class="cmsy-9">{</span><span 
743 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
744 class="cmtt-9">_ARCH</span><span 
745 class="cmsy-9">}</span><span 
746 class="cmtt-9">" </span>if either condition is met:
747      <ul class="itemize1">
748      <li class="itemize">The     recipe     uses     <span 
749 class="cmtt-9">COMBINED</span><span 
750 class="cmtt-9">_FEATURES</span>,     <span 
751 class="cmtt-9">MACHINE</span><span 
752 class="cmtt-9">_FEATURES    </span>or
753      <span 
754 class="cmtt-9">DREAMBOX</span><span 
755 class="cmtt-9">_FEATURES</span>.
756      </li>
757      <li class="itemize">The recipe is part of <span 
758 class="cmtt-9">meta-bsp</span>.</li></ul>
759 <!--l. 424--><p class="noindent" >
760 <h3 class="sectionHead"><span class="titlemark">7   </span> <a 
761  id="x1-350007"></a>Bug reports and patches</h3>
762 <!--l. 426--><p class="noindent" >Please send bug reports and patches to the Enigma2 development mailing list
763 <span 
764 class="cmtt-9">&#x003C;enigma2-devel@lists.elitedvb.net&#x003E;</span>.
765 <!--l. 428--><p class="noindent" >A comfortable way to create patches is to use <span 
766 class="cmtt-9">git format-patch</span>, after all changes
767 have been committed to your local copy of the repository.
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