BitBake - simple tool for the execution of tasks
bitbake [options] packagenames
This manual page documents briefly the bitbake command.
bitbake is a program that executes the specified task (default is
’build’) for a given set of BitBake files.
It expects that BBFILES is defined, which is a space seperated list of
files to be executed. BBFILES does support wildcards.
Default BBFILES are the .bb files in the current directory.
This program follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’).
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
execute the task against this .bb file, rather than a package
continue as much as possible after an error. While the target
that failed, and those that depend on it, cannot be remade, the
other dependencies of these targets can be processed all the
continue with builds by trying to use alternative providers
force run of specified cmd, regardless of stamp status
drop into the interactive mode also called the BitBake shell.
Specify task to execute. Note that this only executes the
specified task for the providee and the packages it depends on,
i.e. ’compile’ does not implicitly call stage for the
dependencies (IOW: use only if you know what you are doing).
Depending on the base.bbclass a listtaks tasks is defined and
will show available tasks.
read the specified file before bitbake.conf
output more chit-chat to the terminal
Increase the debug level. You can specify this more than once.
don’t execute, just go through the motions
quit after parsing the BB files (developers only)
disable using the psyco just-in-time compiler (not recommended)
show current and preferred versions of all packages
show the global or per-package environment (this is what used to
emit the dependency trees of the specified packages in the dot
Stop processing at the given list of dependencies when
generating dependency graphs. This can help to make the graph
Show debug logging for the specified logging domains
profile the command and print a report
BitBake was written by Phil Blundell, Holger Freyther, Chris
Larson, Mickey Lauer, Richard Purdie, Holger Schurig
This manual page was written by Marcin Juszkiewicz <email@example.com>
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
November 19, 2006