Template for oe-core based projects
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This is a basic oe-core/meta-openembedded based setup, using my personal preferences rather than the oe-core, angstrom, or shr setup scripts.

The main difference between how I like to do things versus the other scripts is that I prefer my metadata to live in my 'project' areas, rather than only holding configuration and build output there. This makes it much easier to do invasive or risky metadata changes without impacting the other projects you're working on, and I think is a good policy in general. Start separated and make the propogation of one project's changes to other projects explicit.


  1. git clone --recursive https://github.com/kergoth/oe-core-template
  2. cd oe-core-template
  3. make or . ./setup.sh; bitbake <target>

To list the available arguments for the makefile wrapper, run make help.


For the user new to oe-core, certain changes in behavior should be noted.

During a build, you may notice a message about "psuedo" being unavailable, and it building this. Pseudo is a fakeroot-like project which is used by oe-core to resolve permissions issues with do_install and packaging. In the new world, the entire bitbake build runs underneith pseudo, and it gets enabled via environment variables when spawning our tasks. The aforementioned message is an indication that the bootstrap process is happening. Bitbake is being used to build pseudo-native, so it can be used to run subsequent bitbake executions.

Next, it's worth noting, though it may not have any practical impact on usage, that oe-core uses the 'fetch2' bitbake module, which is an in progress rework of bb.fetch.

For those working on recipes, it is further worth noting that licenses are more tightly checked and controlled. All recipes must have LICENSE set, and you will be warned if no license files are referred to, for the license 'checksumming' (it warns you if the upstream license changes).

I would strongly advise reading the Poky Handbook, as the poky repository became oe-core - http://www.pokylinux.org/doc/poky-handbook.html.