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Oct 19, 2021

balena-allwinner repository

This repo builds support for balenaOS on the Allwinner SoCs.

Currently Supported SoC versions:

  • H3

Currently Supported Boards:


  • add integration with resinHUP in u-boot
  • BUG: One of the DT overlays throws the following error: libfdt fdt_path_offset() returned FDT_ERR_NOTFOUND
  • support more boards:
    • Orange pi plus 2e
    • Nanopi m1
    • Nanopi neo 2 plus (H5)

Clone/Initialize the repository

There are two ways of initializing this repository:

  • Clone this repository with "git clone --recursive".


  • Run "git clone" and then "git submodule update --init --recursive". This will bring in all the needed dependencies.

Build information

Build flags

  • Consult layers/meta-balena/ for info on various build flags (setting up serial console support for example) and build prerequisites. Build flags can be set by using the build script (barys) or by manually modifying local.conf.

See below for using the build script.

Build this repository

  • Run the build script: ./balena-yocto-scripts/build/barys

  • You can also run barys with the -h switch to inspect the available options

Custom build using this repository

  • Run the build script in dry run mode to setup an empty build directory ./balena-yocto-scripts/build/barys --remove-build --dry-run

  • Edit the local.conf in the build/conf directory

  • Prepare build's shell environment source layers/poky/oe-init-build-env

  • Run bitbake (see message outputted when you sourced above for examples)



For issues we use an aggregated github repository available here. When you create issue make sure you select the right labels.

Pull requests

To contribute send github pull requests targeting this repository.

Please refer to: Yocto Contribution Guidelines and try to use the commit log format as stated there. Example:

<component>: Short description

I'm going to explain here what my commit does in a way that history
would be useful.

Changelog-entry: User facing description of the issue
Signed-off-by: Joe Developer <>

The header of each commit must not exceed 72 characters in length and must be in 1 line only.

The header and the subject of each commit must be separated by an empty line.

The subject of each commit must not exceed 72 characters in length but can be wrapped to several lines.

The subject and the footer of each commit must be separated by an empty line.

Every pull request must contain at least one commit annotated with the Changelog-entry footer. The messages contained in these footers will be used to automatically fill the changelog on every new version.

Also, every update to meta-balena should be separated into its own commit, if the body of that commit contains the following line Updated meta-balena from X to Y the generated changelog will include a button to show all the updates in meta-balena from the version after X to Y.

An example of a valid commit updating meta-balena is:

layers/meta-balena: Update to v2.24.0

Update meta-balena from 2.19.0 to 2.24.0

Changelog-entry: Update the meta-balena submodule from v2.19.0 to v2.24.0

Make sure you mention the issue addressed by a PR. See: