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flex-builder vs. bitbake

Question asked by Amy Overmyer on Nov 20, 2018

I've been using the Yocto-based Qoriq 2.0 SDK since last year on our custom LS1043A based board. It works well for us and we have built an infrastructure up to use it. So now it looks like NXP is favoring the LSDK flex-builder based system.

 

There are 2 real benefits that the Yocto has that I can't figure out if the flex-builder based system has.

 

1. The ability to generate rpms for easily updating boards that have already been programmed. The Yocto build system generates these and we find this very helpful. I know the flex-builder provides apt-get as part of the build system but can it be configured to use only apts created by the flex-build system?

 

2. The pre-mirror system in Yocto. Once we have saved off the tar ball/zip file/bz/whatever file and its fetch done stamp we need never worry again whether that file continues to be available or hosted by the same site. This is highly desirable in software meant to run for 10 years or more.

 

Curious if anyone has made this move from Qoriq SDK to LSDK and what your experiences were.

Amy

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