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STM32MP1 Distribution Package - OpenSTLinux distribution

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

This article aims to give the following information:

  • How to download and install the latest OpenSTLinux distribution for the STM32 microprocessors series
  • Where to find the associated release note
  • Where to find the previous releases (archives)
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For more specific information, go through the Distribution Package article relative to your STM32 microprocessors series: Category:Distribution Package

1. STM32MP1-Ecosystem-v5.0.0 release[edit source]

  • The STM32MP1 OpenSTLinux distribution is delivered through a manifest repository location and a manifest revision.
  • The installation relies on the repo command. In case the Repo tool (a Google-built repository management tool that runs on top of git) is not yet installed and configured on the host PC, refer to the PC prerequisites article.
  • The OpenSTLinux distribution is massively using open source software (OSS) packages that are downloaded from a variety of open source repositories; so it is required that the IT infrastructure proxies do not forbid such accesses. If some proxy-related issues are suspected, refer to the How to avoid proxy issues article.
  • Install the STM32MP1 OpenSTLinux distribution: openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mp1-v23.06.21

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Yocto is using absolute directory path to give names to intermediate files. If the path is too long, Yocto build fails because file names exceed the maximum size supported by the file system. In that case, installation directory path should be renamed to reduce the overall absolute path name.
STM32MP1 Distribution Package OpenSTLinux distribution - STM32MP1-Ecosystem-5.0.0 release
 cd <working directory path>/Distribution-Package
  • Initialize repo in the current directory (More details on 'repo init' here).
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Check first if a minor release based on this ecosystem release v5.0.0 More info.png is already published here
 repo init -u -b refs/tags/openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mp1-v23.06.21

Note: "ERROR 404" may appear during "repo init" command without any impact on the process

  • Synchronize the local project directories with the remote repositories specified in the manifest (more details on 'repo sync' here)
 repo sync

Note: Distribution package needs around 140MB to be installed (and around 25GB once distribution package is compiled).

Release note

Details about the content of this software package are available in the associated STM32 MPU ecosystem release note.

Archive box.png If interested in previous releases, go through the archives of the ecosystem release note.

  • When installed, the OpenSTLinux Distribution Package is available with following tree structure:
Distribution-Package                      OpenSTLinux distribution
├── layers 
│    ├── meta-openembedded                Collection of layers for the OpenEmbedded-Core universe (OpenEmbedded standard)
│    ├── meta-qt5                         QT5 layer for OpenEmbedded (standard)
│    ├── meta-st
│    │   ├── meta-st-openstlinux          STMicroelectronics layer that contains the frameworks and images settings for the OpenSTLinux distribution
│    │   ├── meta-st-stm32mp              STMicroelectronics layer that contains the description of the BSP for the STM32 MPU devices
│    │   │   ├── recipes-bsp
│    │   │   │   ├── alsa                 Recipes for ALSA control configuration
│    │   │   │   ├── drivers              Recipes for Vivante GCNANO GPU kernel drivers
│    │   │   │   ├── trusted-firmware-a   Recipes for TF-A
│    │   │   │   └── u-boot               Recipes for U-Boot
│    │   │   ├── recipes-extended
│    │   │   │   ├── linux-examples       Recipes for Linux examples for STM32 MPU devices
│    │   │   │   ├── m4coredump           Recipes for script to manage coredump of cortexM4 (for STM32MP15x lines More info.png lines)
│    │   │   │   ├── m4projects           Recipes for firmware examples for Cortex M4 (for STM32MP15x lines More info.png lines)
│    │   │   │   └── stm32mp-g0           Recipes for G0 USB firmware (for STM32MP13x lines More info.png lines)
│    │   │   ├── recipes-graphics
│    │   │   │   ├── gcnano-userland      Recipes for Vivante libraries OpenGL ES, OpenVG and EGL (multi backend)
│    │   │   │   └── [...]
│    │   │   ├── recipes-kernel
│    │   │   │   ├── linux                Recipes for Linux kernel
│    │   │   │   └── linux-firmware       Recipes for Linux firmwares (example, Bluetooth firmware)
│    │   │   ├── recipes-security
│    │   │   │   └── optee                Recipes for OPTEE
│    │   │   ├── recipes-st
│    │   │   │   └── images               Recipes for the bootfs and userfs partitions binaries
│    │   │   └── [...]
│    │   ├── meta-st-stm32mp-addons       STMicroelectronics layer that helps managing the STM32CubeMX integration
│    │   └── scripts
│    │       ├──              Environment setup script for Distribution Package
│    │       └── [...]
│    └── openembedded-core                Core metadata for current versions of OpenEmbedded (standard)

2. Archives Archive box.png[edit source]

This wiki is for the v5 ecosystem releases. For information about the previous ecosystem releases, go through the Wiki archives.