In this chapter, we will try to understand the basic concepts of the Poky workflow. Using the Linux command line, we will proceed with the different steps required to download, configure, and prepare the Poky Raspberry Pi environment and generate an image that can be used by the target.
The steps necessary for the configuration of the host system depend on the Linux distribution used. Indeed, it is advisable to use one of the Linux distributions maintained and supported by Poky. This is to avoid wasting time and energy in setting up the host system. Currently, the Yocto Project is supported on the following distributions: