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How Yocto builds software packages ?

Yocto compiles everything from source code. Following are the stages yocto following to prepare binaries / packages from the source code.


The above diagrams are self explanatory to understand how yocto works conceptually and build everything from the source code.

Supported types of packages by Yocto 

  • deb for debian style deb files
  • ip’ for ipk files are used by opkg (a debian style embedded package manager)
  • rpm for rpm style packages
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