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LIN5-4376 : WRL5 xconfig fails due to "cannot connect to X server"

Created: Oct 17, 2013    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Dec 2, 2013
Found In Version: 5.0.1
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel


When running :
$make linux-windriver.xconfig
it returns :

ERROR: Function failed: kern_config_helper (see /home/builds/commonpc/bitbake_build/tmp/work/intel_atom-wrs-linux/linux-windriver-3.4-r0/temp/do_xconfig/log.do_xconfig.3552 for further information)
ERROR: Logfile of failure stored in: /home/builds/commonpc/bitbake_build/tmp/work/intel_atom-wrs-linux/linux-windriver-3.4-r0/temp/do_xconfig/log.do_xconfig.3552
Log data follows:
| DEBUG: Executing python function do_xconfig
| DEBUG: Executing shell function kern_config_helper
| NOTE: Starting: make xconfig
| NOTE: make xconfig
|   GEN     /home/builds/commonpc/bitbake_build/tmp/work/intel_atom-wrs-linux/linux-windriver-3.4-r0/linux-intel-atom-standard-build/Makefile
| scripts/kconfig/qconf Kconfig
| qconf: cannot connect to X server
| make[3]: *** [xconfig] Error 1
| make[2]: *** [xconfig] Error 2
| make[1]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
| make: *** [all] Error 2
| ERROR: oe_runmake failed


run menuconfig instead

Steps to Reproduce

Host: Ubuntu 12.04
configure --enable-board=intel-atom  --enable-rootfs=glibc_small --enable-kernel=standard  --enable-jobs=6  --enable-parallel-pkgbuilds=6 --with-rcpl-version=0006

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