Hello! I have a question about managing/installing software packages using the Linux distribution included with the PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit. I noticed the standard package managers (apt, yum, etc.) are not installed; is there a package manager included, and if so, is there any documentation on how to use it?
a package manager is not provided by default but you can add it using yocto. Anyway main problem is that you should have a repository with precompiled binaries to get packages from. I’m not aware of such a thing. Anyway using yocto you can either add the binaries you need and update the image or you can build your packages and set up your own repo.
Got it, thank you very much for the explanation! I figured that was the case but I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something
Actually there is this debian repository
but I never tested
The official linux image includes the (Yocto-specific) package manager “opkg”. But, as LDC has mentioned, there is no standard repository.
However, when you set up a build environment using GitHub - polarfire-soc/meta-polarfire-soc-yocto-bsp: PolarFire SoC yocto Board Support Package, you can build your own .opkg packages on the host and copy them over to the Icicle Kit and install them there.