cannot bitbake a java runtime

Tim Coote <>

I'm trying to get a java runtime on a qemu arm image. I'm following this:, which I think is the right thing to do. However, when I get to:

bitbake openjdk-6

I get the following error:

ERROR: Nothing PROVIDES 'giflib' (but /opt/poky/poky-danny-8.0/meta-java/recipes-core/openjdk/ DEPENDS on or otherwise requires it)
ERROR: Required build target 'openjdk-6' has no buildable providers.
Missing or unbuildable dependency chain was: ['openjdk-6', 'giflib']

Am I using the wrong documentation, or is there a missing package?

Any pointers welcome.


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