Task #7 - Create the toolchain

Document created by Daiane Angolini Employee on Jul 15, 2013Last modified by Daiane Angolini Employee on Mar 27, 2014
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Build the tool chain image. It generates the toolchain that will be installed on your host machine and used to build any source code:


$ bitbake meta-toolchain


It does take some time to build.



Why to create a toolchain?


Yocto is not intended to be used to package development. Yocto is a linux distribution creator. It´s intended to be a image builder, a rootfs creator. (please, see more about "what is yocto" here and here)


So, yocto itself should not be used to "develop" a new package. Although, Yocto can help creating a environment for development like meta-toolchain or Eclipse ADT.




Go Task #6 - Customize the image