Bitbake cheat sheet
This page is intended to make the life of new developers easier. Feel free to add all your usual bitbake commands to this page
Start a build
To get a package build just type
where foo is the name of the package without any extension or version number.
bitbake -c clean foo
This command will clean up your tmp dir for the given package. It is very useful if you work on a new .bb recipe. Without it your changes to the recipe may not work.
Working with tmp/work
To recompile your source code if you change a line in it.
bitbake -f -c compile foo
The command above recompiled the code for foo. To build the ipk use the command below
Check Recipe Version
bitbake -s | grep foo
Check Bitbake Version
Run Bitbake A Little at a Time
bitbake -c listtasks foo # lists the tasks bitbake -c taskname foo
Show build environment
bitbake -e foo