Unable to start the bitbake server
This error is very common in Yocto Project when we start the build. This error occurs due to the following reasons
- We stop the bitbake build abruptly or close the bitbake terminal accidentally.
- bitbake works properly, some packages need to install on the host PC sometimes it is missing.
NOTE:Reconnecting to bitbake server...
NOTE:Previous bitbake instance shutting down?, waiting to retry...
ERROR:Unable to start bitbake server (False)
- In the build directory, bitbake creates some lock files so remove those files before running the bitbake.
#Delete the bitbake.lock and hashserver.sock from the build directory. $rm -rf bitbake.lock $rm -rf hashserver.sock
- if you are still getting the same issue then you need to install some package on the host PC to support the Yocto project development.
# Run below command to installed packages recommend by Yocto Project manual. $sudo apt-get install gawk wget git-core diffstat unzip texinfo gcc-multilib build-essential chrpath socat cpio python python3 python3-pip python3-pexpect xz-utils debianutils iputils-ping libsdl1.2-dev xterm