8. Software Package Recipes

Chapter 7, “Building a Custom Linux Distribution,” explored how to build your own custom Linux OS stacks and create root filesystems to boot them. For the examples in that chapter, we used software packages for which the recipes are provided as part of the default metadata layers that are included with the OpenEmbedded build system. The default packages give you operational Linux systems as a foundation for your own projects. They can be as simple and basic as a system that just boots to an interactive console but also as complex as a system with the X Window System (X11) providing ...

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