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Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project by Daiane Angolini, Otavio Salvador

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Chapter 6. Assimilating Packaging Support

This chapter presents the key concepts to understand Poky and BitBake; it teaches us the concepts related to packaging. We will learn about the supported package formats, what shared state cache is and why it is needed, the package versioning components, how to set up and use package feeds to support our development process, and more.

Using supported package formats

The main goal of most of Poky's tasks is to produce packages. The other tasks use built packages to make other deliverables such as images and toolchains.

A recipe may generate one or more packages as a result of it being executed by BitBake; on the other hand, images and toolchains are made of several packages that are unpacked and configured ...

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