Re: simplest recipe for running yocto qemu images?


Robert P. J. Day
 

On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Paul Eggleton wrote:

On Friday 02 March 2012 07:16:08 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i gathered that. but is it unreasonable to suggest that this is
something that *should* be easy to do? if new users simply want to
see what a yocto-generated image looks like under qemu, shouldn't
there be a way to let them do that without going through an entire
build?
I see what you're saying, but the problem with this is the qemu
version we build is not the same as qemu that might be installed on
the host machine. We apply quite a number of patches to qemu in
order to support features we need (such as GL); if you allow
beginners to easily use something else then it just makes support
harder because certain things that normally work in the current
setup will not work when the host tools are being used instead.
i briefly saw your point until i noticed that the yocto toolchain i
installed comes with qemu-system-* executables, which would take
precedence over the normal host ones, so i'm still skeptical.

i'm going to mess with this a bit longer since i can't believe it
should be hard to tweak this to get it to work. no matter what
happens, i'm sure i'll come out of it smarter.

rday

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