[yocto] devshell not working for Qt or Boundary Devices based yocto

Jimi Damon jdamon at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 15:46:45 PDT 2017


I created a yocto group and user for performing these builds.

The yocto user has the basic Ubuntu default account ( comes from a 
simple useradd ... )

I verified that this user is able to perform the exact same bitbake -c 
devshell gettext that fails for other username ( same exact location on 
the filesystem after a sudo chgrp -R yocto $directory && sudo chmod -R 
g+rw  $directory ).

I'm guessing something is going wrong with the fakeroot command as I'm 
now seeing the terminal show up for just a second and then close when I 
try running this devshell as my original username.

I'm not sure which setting in my bash shell is causing this error so I'm 
all ears for any suggestions.


On 06/15/2017 01:47 AM, Paul Eggleton wrote:
> On Thursday, 15 June 2017 5:12:19 AM CEST Gary Thomas wrote:
>> On 2017-06-15 01:58, Jimi Damon wrote:
>>> I'm trying out two different yocto distributions and in each one the
>>> devshell doens't work. Instead it just gets to the
>>> Summary line and returns to my normal shell ( bash ) .
>> What are you expecting to happen?  'devshell' is just that - a shell
>> environment (e.g. bash) where you are set up to "develop" (tinker, explore,
>> etc) the given recipe.
> I think Jimi is saying that it doesn't appear to be launching a separate
> terminal / shell. Right?
> Assuming that's what's happening, the devshell code is supposed to print out
> an error when it can't launch a suitable terminal, but if the terminal isn't
> doing what it should then that might leave you in this situation. Does
> log.do_devshell for the recipe indicate anything?
> Cheers,
> Paul

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