Getting information and help
The Documentation page on the OpenEmbeDD web site give you many informations about installing OpenEmbeDD and recovering old versions.
You can get additionnal information and solutions about problems you have to deal with in the archive of the "openembedd-using" mailing-list on OpenEmbeDD forge.
Having problem with installation?
The "eclipse_Linux-x86" executable does not launch Eclipse on my Linux
If you are installing OpenEmbeDD using the full plateform file,
after you unzip the file you must change the properties of the
"eclipse_Linux-x86" file (by right-click on it and switch to the
"Properties" tab) in order to add the execution right (for the owner)
This issue cannot be overlapped because the ZIP format losses the Unix attributes and rights so you must restore the execution right(s).
Having problem using OpenEmbeDD tools?
Topcased : diagrams fail to open when creating and editing them
The problem may occur if you do not have the good version of Java runtime. See below the "How to use the right version of Java runtime?" section to verify and solve this problem.
How to use the right version of Java runtime?
Linux : the default Java is GCJ or an old version
You can verify the default Java runtime by the console command "java
--version". You should get "java version 1.5.xx" and the provider of
the runtime should be Sun or IBM. Rem: OpenEmbeDD may run on 1.6 &
1.7 java but they have not been yet tested.
If it is not the case, you must download and install a correct runtime.
To have the new runtime used as Java platform by the OpenEmbeDD Eclipse, you may have to change the PATH before the launch of Eclipse. For doing that, we present a example of script you can adapt to your configuration (we suppose the JDK and OpenEmbeDD platform have been unzipped in the "/local" directory):
# giving the Java 5 sdk location
setenv JDK_HOME /local/jdk1.5.0_06
setenv SDK_HOME $JDK_HOME
echo $PATH | grep "$JDK_HOME/bin" >&/dev/null
if ( $status != 0 ) then
set path=($JDK_HOME/bin $path)
setenv JAVA_HOME $JDK_HOME
# lauching Eclipse