maybe as a last paragraph in the install page it is wise to include some checks how to test that the install is functioning. for me as a newbie, I followed the steps, but I have no idea what I have done to my system now...
Complementary packages (for debian)
What exactly are "complementary packages" ? It is not really clear what they are needed for --Zimbatm 12:29, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
- as evidenced by the structure of the page, complementary is the opposite of mandatory packages. I'll rename the section to supplementary packages which may make the distinction more clear. --Laibsch 04:51, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
further mandatory packages
it may be that further packages are necessary: libmpfr-dev and gfortran
bitbake complains about chrpath
It is necessary to install chrpath for bitbake version 1.8.18 !
Oct 2010 Tested on out of the box x86 "debian lenny" & "ubuntu karmic"
both lenny and karmic say package "apr" not found
lenny has python problems that keep bitbake from doing anything except complaining - giving up on lenny for now
karmic has gotten past the part that lenny choked on and is compiling - no problems yet