How to disable generation of locales
Generating locales and their packages takes a very long time. Quoting local.conf.sample on how to skip or limit that step to significantly speed up your builds.
# So far, angstrom.conf sets ENABLE_BINARY_LOCALE_GENERATION # to generate binary locale packages at build time using qemu-native and # thereby guarantee i18n support on all devices. If your build breaks on # qemu-native consider disabling ENABLE_BINARY_LOCALE_GENERATION (note that # this breaks i18n on devices with less than 128MB RAM) or installing # a working third-party qemu (e.g. provided by your distribution) and # adding qemu-native to ASSUME_PROVIDED. Caveat emptor, since third-party # qemus lack patches needed to work with various OE targets. # ENABLE_BINARY_LOCALE_GENERATION = "0" # ASSUME_PROVIDED += "qemu-native" # If ENABLE_BINARY_LOCALE_GENERATION is set to "1", you can limit locales # generated to the list provided by GLIBC_GENERATE_LOCALES. This is huge # time-savior for developmental builds. Format: list of locale.encoding pairs # with spaces as separators. # GLIBC_GENERATE_LOCALES = "en_US.UTF-8 en_GB.UTF-8 de_DE.UTF-8"