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JTurn12
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Packages on the Galileo

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I have avoided dealing with the BSP and custom images for Galileo. I downloaded the image via the "getting started guide" and have been operating off that while I learn linux commands, basic projects, etc.

If I want to get more complex and import a package (such as an smtp, or usb camera) would I need to make a custom image using BSP? Or is there some other methods to installing packages?

What scenario really requires making custom images through the BSP?

Thanks for any guidance

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Pablo_M_Intel
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Hi BMEJ,

It won't be necessary to build a custom image if you can download the package from the web, AlexT has a great repository with instructions to download packages from it. You can check it here: http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html.

Regarding your last question, there are some different reasons to compile a custom kernel. For example, if you want to replace an existing driver. That's just one of many reasons, I would suggest you to check this article for more information http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-compile-kernel-linux/ http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-compile-kernel-linux/.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

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Pablo_M_Intel
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Hi BMEJ,

It won't be necessary to build a custom image if you can download the package from the web, AlexT has a great repository with instructions to download packages from it. You can check it here: http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html.

Regarding your last question, there are some different reasons to compile a custom kernel. For example, if you want to replace an existing driver. That's just one of many reasons, I would suggest you to check this article for more information http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-compile-kernel-linux/ http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-compile-kernel-linux/.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

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