Installing EMAC OE 4.0 SDK

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Before beginning installation of the SDK, it is important that the development system has the required tools. These tools can either be command line interface (CLI) or graphical utilities. Both options are described in this guide.

Required tools

The following is a generic list of tools that need to be installed on a development machine to fully use the SDK. The method to install these tools varies according to the distribution of Linux used.


The following are some recommended install options:

  • The SDK should be kept in the user's home directory. For example,
# /path/to/sdk/ might be located on the filesystem at:

This is the location where the downloaded SDK eg. EMAC-OE-arm-linux-gnueabi-SDK_XX.YY/ will end up.

  • The default SDK root folder name should be kept at its default name since this preserves the version information for the EMAC OE SDK.


  1. Download the SDK. The latest version can be found on the EMAC ftp site: Standard or with Qt. Be sure to download the SDK that matches the architecture of your target system.

  2. Uncompress the SDK.

    • Using a graphical archiving tool, double click the archive file and click extract. If you need assistance with this, please see the documentation for your graphical archiving tool.

    • Alternatively, you can uncompress the archive from the CLI using tar:

       developer@ldc:~$ cd /install/directory
       developer@ldc:~$ bzip2 -cd /download/directory/EMAC-OE-arm-linux-gnuabi-SDK_XX.YY.rZZ.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
    The list of extracted files will be output to the screen. This may take a minute to complete.
     developer@ldc:~$ ls

    A subdirectory within the installation directory will be created containing the SDK:


Next Steps

Once the EMAC SDK is installed, the next step is to configure the SDK .

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