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authorScott Rifenbark <>2014-07-25 08:16:41 +0300
committerRichard Purdie <>2014-07-25 09:18:28 +0100
commit90ea79e5156c0023d10c39e380e84c2e233f4c1c (patch)
parentc84c5360195b3a379a4bc5fd27142e89b123f4bb (diff)
ref-manual: Updated note in the "CentOS Packages" section.
We want to encourage installation of the buildtools tarball for getting the most up-to-date packages on this build host. (From yocto-docs rev: 92dbc6e90dffaefc4a91bab81532d24de0d631cc) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/ref-manual/introduction.xml b/documentation/ref-manual/introduction.xml
index bcac4c750f..81e6f78608 100644
--- a/documentation/ref-manual/introduction.xml
+++ b/documentation/ref-manual/introduction.xml
@@ -285,11 +285,17 @@
The following list shows the required packages by function
given a supported CentOS Linux distribution:
- <note>Depending on the CentOS version you are using, other requirements
- and dependencies might exist.
- For details, you should look at the CentOS sections on the
- <ulink url=''>Poky/GettingStarted/Dependencies</ulink>
- wiki page.
+ <note>
+ For CentOS 6.x, some of the versions of the components
+ provided by the distribution are too old (e.g. Git, Python,
+ and tar).
+ It is recommended that you install the buildtools in order
+ to provide versions that will work with the OpenEmbedded
+ build system.
+ For information on how to install the buildtools tarball,
+ see the
+ "<link linkend='required-git-tar-and-python-versions'>Required Git, Tar, and Python Versions</link>"
+ section.