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= Introduction =
 
= Introduction =
  
BitBake is, at its simplest, a tool for executing tasks and managing metadata. As such, its similarities to GNU make and other build tools are readily apparent. It was inspired by Portage, the package management system used by the Gentoo Linux distribution.  
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'''BitBake''' is, at its simplest, a tool for executing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Task_%28computing%29 tasks] and managing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata metadata]. As such, its similarities to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_make GNU make] and other build tools are readily apparent. It was inspired by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_%28software%29 Portage], the package management system used by the Gentoo Linux distribution.  
  
BitBake is the basis of the OpenEmbedded project, which is being used to build and maintain a number of embedded Linux distributions, including OpenZaurus and Familiar.
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BitBake is the basis of the OpenEmbedded project, which is being used to build and maintain a number of embedded Linux distributions.
  
 
= Links =
 
= Links =
  
 
* Homepage with manual: http://bitbake.berlios.de/  
 
* Homepage with manual: http://bitbake.berlios.de/  
* Project page at Berlios: http://developer.berlios.de/projects/bitbake/
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* Git repository: http://cgit.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/bitbake/
* <strike>Subversion repository: http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/bitbake/</strike>
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* GIT repository: http://cgit.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/bitbake/
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= Version information =
 
= Version information =
  
OpenEmbedded require BitBake 1.8.10 or newer. Some features can require SVN HEAD.
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OE-Core needs a fairly up-to-date version of BitBake; at minimum the most recent stable version is recommended. A sanity check on the BitBake version is performed at startup; if it is too old you will need to update before continuing.
  
BitBake "trunk" contain experimental code - use at your own risk.
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Revision as of 11:20, 7 November 2012

Introduction

BitBake is, at its simplest, a tool for executing tasks and managing metadata. As such, its similarities to GNU make and other build tools are readily apparent. It was inspired by Portage, the package management system used by the Gentoo Linux distribution.

BitBake is the basis of the OpenEmbedded project, which is being used to build and maintain a number of embedded Linux distributions.

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Version information

OE-Core needs a fairly up-to-date version of BitBake; at minimum the most recent stable version is recommended. A sanity check on the BitBake version is performed at startup; if it is too old you will need to update before continuing.

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