Install the SDK

1 Overview[edit]

This stage explains how to install the SDK.
The SDK for OpenSTLinux distribution provides a standalone cross-development toolchain and libraries tailored to the contents of the specific image flashed onto the board.

2 Host computer configuration[edit]

2.1 Install extra packages[edit]

Additional Ubuntu packages must be installed to perform basic development tasks, basic cross-compilation (via Developer Package) or more complex cross-compilation such as OpenEmbedded does (via Distribution Package):

PC $> sudo apt-get update
PC $> sudo apt-get install gawk wget git-core diffstat unzip texinfo gcc-multilib build-essential chrpath socat cpio python3 python3-pip python3-pexpect xz-utils debianutils iputils-ping python3-git python3-jinja2 libegl1-mesa libsdl1.2-dev pylint3 pylint xterm
PC $> sudo apt-get install make xsltproc docbook-utils fop dblatex xmlto
PC $> sudo apt-get install libmpc-dev libgmp-dev
  • Packages needed for some "Developer Package" use cases:
PC $> sudo apt-get install libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev linux-headers-generic u-boot-tools device-tree-compiler bison flex g++ libyaml-dev libmpc-dev libgmp-dev
  • Package for repo (used to download the "Distribution Package" source code):
Please follow the installation instructions described in repo.
 For Ubuntu 20.04, first sets python3 as default: PC $> sudo apt install python-is-python3
 For Ubuntu 16.04, use the legacy repo old-repo-python2 chapter
  • Useful tools:
PC $> sudo apt-get install coreutils bsdmainutils sed curl bc lrzsz corkscrew cvs subversion mercurial nfs-common nfs-kernel-server libarchive-zip-perl dos2unix texi2html diffstat libxml2-utils


2.2 Additional configurations[edit]

Additional configurations have to be installed to support up to 16 partitions per MMC. By default, on Linux® systems, a maximum of 8 partitions are allowed on MMC. All Packages (Starter Package, ...) need more than 10 partitions for the storage device. In order to extend the number of partitions per device to 16, the following options must be added to modprobe:

PC $> echo 'options mmc_block perdev_minors=16' > /tmp/mmc_block.conf
PC $> sudo mv /tmp/mmc_block.conf /etc/modprobe.d/mmc_block.conf

3 Download the SDK[edit]

The software package is provided AS IS, and by downloading it, you agree to be bound to the terms of the software license agreement (SLA). The detailed content licenses can be found here.

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  • Download the Developer Package SDK into the following directory: $HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/tmp
  • Uncompress the tarball file to get the SDK installation script
PC $> cd $HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/tmp
PC $> tar xvf en.SDK-x86_64-stm32mp1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31.tar.xz

4 Run the SDK installation script[edit]

  • Create your STM32MP15 Developer Package SDK directory on your host computer
PC $> mkdir -p $HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/STM32MP15-Ecosystem-v3.0.0/Developer-Package/SDK
  • Change the permissions of the SDK installation script so that it is executable
PC $> chmod +x stm32mp1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31/sdk/st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1-x86_64-toolchain-3.1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31.sh
  • Execute the SDK installation script
PC $> ./stm32mp1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31/sdk/st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1-x86_64-toolchain-3.1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31.sh -d <working directory absolute path>/Developer-Package/SDK
  • The following log is output when the installation is successful:
ST OpenSTLinux - Weston - (A Yocto Project Based Distro) SDK installer version 3.1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31
========================================================================================================================
Enter the target directory for SDK (default:  $HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/STM32MP15-Ecosystem-v3.0.0/Developer-Package/SDK): 
You are about to install the SDK to "$HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/STM32MP15-Ecosystem-v3.0.0/Developer-Package/SDK". Proceed [Y/n]? Y
Extracting SDK......................................................................................................................................................................................................................done
Setting it up...done
SDK has been successfully set up and is ready to be used.
Each time you wish to use the SDK in a new shell session, you need to source the environment setup script for example
 $ . /home/osboxes/MCD/DV3.0/Dev/SDK/environment-setup-cortexa7t2hf-neon-vfpv4-ostl-linux-gnueabi

5 Start the SDK up[edit]

Info.png The SDK environment setup script must be run once on each new working terminal on which you cross-compile
PC $> cd $HOME/STM32MPU_workspace/STM32MP15-Ecosystem-v3.0.0/Developer-Package 
PC $> source SDK/environment-setup-cortexa7t2hf-neon-vfpv4-ostl-linux-gnueabi

The following checks ensure that the environment is correctly set up:

  • Check the target architecture
PC $> echo $ARCH
arm
  • Check the toolchain binary prefix for the target tools
PC $> echo $CROSS_COMPILE
arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-

  • Check the C compiler version
PC $> $CC --version
arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 9.3.0  
Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • Check that the SDK version is the expected one
PC $> echo $OECORE_SDK_VERSION
3.1-openstlinux-5.10-dunfell-mp1-21-03-31

If any of these commands fails or does not return the expected result, try to reinstall the SDK.