smart has been deprecated from 2018.1, and dnf is the new package managerĀ 

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Smart is a package manager that manages software upgrades and installation. Smart has been developed with modularity and flexibility in mind. It is completely backend-based and package-manager-agnostic.

Updating packages on target using smart is experimental as of now


Output of "smart channel --show"

  1. If you are running out of pre-built image, then there is a limit on the rootfs size(limited by the device RAM) as rootfs is on RAM. Depending on the device RAM, you may not be able to install many packages and you will end up seeing errors for low disk space

  1. When installing packages, always install packagegroups over single packages when available. For example:
    1. To run qt, install packagegroup-petalinux-qt instead of qtbase.
    2. To run GCC, install packagegroup-core-sdk instead of GCC
  2. packagegroup-petalinux-xen and packagegroup-petalinux-openamp will not work and should not be installed.

As an example consider how to install Qt and run it.

Qt installation

We need to install packagegroup-petalinux-x11 and packagegroup-petalinux-qt to run qt applications on target.
  1. smart install packagegroup-petalinux-x11
  2. smart install packagegroup-petalinux-qt

Qt testing

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