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Petalinux 2022.1 build error with Zybo Z7-20 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 missing scc

Eric Fox


I am attempting to build Petalinux from:


Following instructions at:




I am building under Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS (Focal Fossa), with Linux commands:

source /eng/tools/Xilinx/Vitis/2022.1/settings64.sh
source /eng/tools/Xilinx/Vivado/2022.1/settings64.sh
source /eng/tools/Xilinx/PetaLinux/2022.1/tool/settings.sh
mkdir pet_proj
cd pet_proj
mkdir /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj
chmod 777 /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj
petalinux-create -t project -s ../Zybo-Z7-20-Petalinux-2022-1.bsp --tmpdir /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj

cd os

I will give the raw error output in a minute, but I've determined that the build tries to run a Linux command 'scc', which I do not have installed, which gives it an error.

For example:


echo $?



Command 'scc' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo snap install scc       # version v3.1.0, or
sudo apt  install scheme2c  # version 2012.10.14-1ubuntu1

See 'snap info scc' for additional versions.

echo $?

The error occurs in a script generated from:

<my_proj>/os/components/yocto/layers/core/meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass (line 276)

    if [ "$mode" = "config" ]; then
        # run1: pull all the configuration fragments, no matter where they come from
        elements="`echo -n ${bsp_definition} $sccs_defconfig ${sccs} ${patches} $KERNEL_FEATURES_FINAL`"
        if [ -n "${elements}" ]; then
            echo "${bsp_definition}" > ${S}/${meta_dir}/bsp_definition
            scc --force -o ${S}/${meta_dir}:cfg,merge,meta ${includes} $sccs_defconfig $bsp_definition $sccs $patches $KERNEL_FEATURES_FINAL
            if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
                bbfatal_log "Could not generate configuration queue for ${KMACHINE}."

The script generated from that is:


run.do_kernel_configme.61144, line 386 occurs because linux command 'scc' does not exist:

    if [ "$mode" = "config" ]; then
        # run1: pull all the configuration fragments, no matter where they come from
        elements="`echo -n ${bsp_definition} $sccs_defconfig ${sccs} ${patches} $KERNEL_FEATURES_FINAL`"
        if [ -n "${elements}" ]; then
            echo "${bsp_definition}" > /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work-shared/zynq-generic/kernel-source/${meta_dir}/bsp_definition
            scc --force -o /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work-shared/zynq-generic/kernel-source/${meta_dir}:cfg,merge,meta ${includes} $sccs_defconfig $bsp_definition $sccs $patches $KERNEL_FEATURES_FINAL
            if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
                bbfatal_log "Could not generate configuration queue for zynq-generic."

The dump of the error (abridged) is:

In generated log file: log.do_kernel_configme.61144:

DEBUG: Executing python function extend_recipe_sysroot

[snipped many lines}
DEBUG: Executing shell function do_kernel_configme
NOTE: do_kernel_metadata: for summary/debug, set KCONF_AUDIT_LEVEL > 0
[ERROR]: processing of file /tmp/tmp.pmzRVmsMPi failed
/eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/hosttools/dirname: missing operand
Try '/eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/hosttools/dirname --help' for more information.
ERROR: Could not generate configuration queue for zynq-generic.
WARNING: /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work/zynq_generic-xilinx-linux-gnueabi/linux-xlnx/5.15.19+gitAUTOINC+machine-r0/temp/run.do_kernel_configme.61144:212 exit 1 from 'exit 1'
WARNING: Backtrace (BB generated script): 
    #1: bbfatal_log, /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work/zynq_generic-xilinx-linux-gnueabi/linux-xlnx/5.15.19+gitAUTOINC+machine-r0/temp/run.do_kernel_configme.61144, line 212
    #2: do_kernel_metadata, /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work/zynq_generic-xilinx-linux-gnueabi/linux-xlnx/5.15.19+gitAUTOINC+machine-r0/temp/run.do_kernel_configme.61144, line 386
    #3: do_kernel_configme, /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work/zynq_generic-xilinx-linux-gnueabi/linux-xlnx/5.15.19+gitAUTOINC+machine-r0/temp/run.do_kernel_configme.61144, line 153
    #4: main, /eng/tmp/tmp_pet_proj/work/zynq_generic-xilinx-linux-gnueabi/linux-xlnx/5.15.19+gitAUTOINC+machine-r0/temp/run.do_kernel_configme.61144, line 486

There appears to multiple Linux applications named 'scc', but none of them seem correct. Could you point me to how to install the correct one? It appears to be some form of Source Control system that take parameters like --force, -o, --configs, --cmds

I am perplexed by the fact I have not seen anyone else with this issue, so wonder what prerequisite step(s) I failed to follow.

My searches of the yocto world have not helped me on this.

Thank you for any suggestions.

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According to https://docs.xilinx.com/r/2022.1-English/ug1144-petalinux-tools-reference-guide/Installation-Requirements

In release notes: https://support.xilinx.com/s/article/000033799?language=en_US

In 2022.1_PetaLinux_Package_List.xlsx file the following command is specified to install the required dependencies for Ubuntu Desktop/Server 64-bit:

sudo apt-get install iproute2 gawk python3 python build-essential gcc git make net-tools libncurses5-dev tftpd zlib1g-dev libssl-dev flex bison libselinux1 gnupg wget git-core diffstat chrpath socat xterm autoconf libtool tar unzip texinfo zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib automake zlib1g:i386 screen pax gzip cpio python3-pip python3-pexpect xz-utils debianutils iputils-ping python3-git python3-jinja2 libegl1-mesa libsdl1.2-dev pylint3

A list of packages can be found in this file for your specific version of Ubuntu if one of packages in above command is not found in the repository.

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