I’ve never seen that error before and I don’t think I can replicate the issue since I don’t have a mac but I found a link with a possible workaround https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_Existing_Linux . This link is for Debian but maybe it works for you. Let me know your results.
It looks like mac is a non-starter (unless someone's been able to do it). I created the /dev/shm directory just to see what comes next in bitbake, and it gets stuck here:
WARNING: Host distribution "Unknown" has not been validated with this version of the build system; you may possibly experience unexpected failures. It is recommended that you use a tested distribution.
WARNING: Can't get the filesystem id of: /Users/kolosy/Development/edison-src/build/tmp
ERROR: OE-core's config sanity checker detected a potential misconfiguration.
Either fix the cause of this error or at your own risk disable the checker (see sanity.conf).
Following is the list of potential problems / advisories:
Please install the following missing utilities: chrpath
ERROR: Execution of event handler 'check_sanity_eventhandler' failed
ERROR: Command execution failed: Exited with 1
Summary: There were 2 WARNING messages shown.
Summary: There were 3 ERROR messages shown, returning a non-zero exit code.
there doesn't appear to be a port of chrpath to os x. unless it's not needed, it looks like i'll have to virtualize an ubuntu box. sigh.