Hi,
        I followed the instructions given here gumstix developer site - Setting up a build environment , to setup the build environment.

In terms of package dependecies, I just ran into 3 missing packages: 

a. md5sum, for which I resolved by creating an alias in the /sbin directory by typing ln -s md5 md5sum
b. gawk, which I resolved by downloading gawk-3.1.6.tar.gz and running the ./configure command, then doing a make -j 2 and sudo make install.
c. help2man, which I resolved by downloading help2man-1.35.1.tar and running ./configure --enable-nls=no and doing a make and install.

Now when I run the bitbake omap3-console-image command, it progresses for sometime and stops at the following point with a lot of errors:

elvis-dowsons-macbook-pro:gawk-3.1.6 elvis$ bitbake omap3-console-image
NOTE: Psyco JIT Compiler (http://psyco.sf.net) not available. Install it to increase performance.
NOTE: Handling BitBake files: | (3416/6265) [54 %]ERROR: Information not available for target 'i386-darwin'

My Mac Book is an Intel Core 2 Duo system, and valid targets are i386 and x86_64.

How can I change this so that bitbake uses i386 as the target architecture, rather than i386-darwin?

Best regards,

Elvis Dowson


elvis-dowsons-macbook-pro:gawk-3.1.6 elvis$ bitbake omap3-console-image
NOTE: Psyco JIT Compiler (http://psyco.sf.net) not available. Install it to increase performance.
NOTE: Handling BitBake files: | (3416/6265) [54 %]ERROR: Information not available for target 'i386-darwin'
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@siteinfo_get_endianess(d)}
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@base_conditional('SITEINFO_ENDIANESS', 'le', '-DL_ENDIAN', '-DB_ENDIAN', d)} -DTERMIO -fexpensive-optimizations -frename-registers -fomit-frame-pointer -O2 -Wall
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@'${CFLAG}'.replace('-O2', '')}
ERROR: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while parsing /Users/elvis/Tool/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/packages/openssl/openssl-native_0.9.7g.bb
ERROR: Information not available for target 'i386-darwin'
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@siteinfo_get_endianess(d)}
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@base_conditional('SITEINFO_ENDIANESS', 'le', '-DL_ENDIAN', '-DB_ENDIAN', d)} -DTERMIO -fexpensive-optimizations -frename-registers -fomit-frame-pointer -O2 -Wall
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@'${CFLAG}'.replace('-O2', '')}
ERROR: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while parsing /Users/elvis/Tool/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/packages/openssl/openssl-native_0.9.7m.bb
ERROR: Information not available for target 'i386-darwin'
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@siteinfo_get_endianess(d)}
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@base_conditional('SITEINFO_ENDIANESS', 'le', '-DL_ENDIAN', '-DB_ENDIAN', d)} -DTERMIO -fexpensive-optimizations -frename-registers -fomit-frame-pointer -O2 -Wall
NOTE: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>:argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while evaluating:
${@'${CFLAG}'.replace('-O2', '')}
ERROR: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable while parsing /Users/elvis/Tool/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/packages/openssl/openssl-native_0.9.8g.bb
NOTE: Handling BitBake files: \ (6264/6265) [99 %]ERROR: opening /Users/elvis/Tool/overo-oe/user.collection/packages/*/*.bb: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/elvis/Tool/overo-oe/user.collection/packages/*/*.bb'

NOTE: Parsing finished. 0 cached, 5989 parsed, 272 skipped, 0 masked.
ERROR: Parsing errors found, exiting...
elvis-dowsons-macbook-pro:gawk-3.1.6 elvis$