python tools when conda virtual environments are used


MaxMn
 

I'm using conda virtual environments (conda 4.8.0rc0, installed within miniconda in my case).

To get west build working, I had to activate the intended conda environment prior to (re-)installing west and tools from requirements.txt.
conda create --clone base --name zephyr
source activate zephyr
pip install west
pip install -r ~/zephyrproject/zephyr/scripts/requirements.txt

I also had to edit ~/zephyrproject/zephyr/build/CMakeCache.txt and point PYTHON_EXECUTABLE:FILEPATH and WEST:FILEPATH to respective executables under in the right conda env. Maybe it wouldn't be necessary if didn't forget to activate the conda env before installing west and requirements first time.

I wonder if conda virtual envs are worth mentioning in Getting Started.

And I can move on to troubleshooting missing stm32f3xx.h for board nucleo_f302r8
../soc/arm/st_stm32/stm32f3/soc.h:24:10: fatal error: stm32f3xx.h: No such file or directory
   24 | #include <stm32f3xx.h>

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