I'm working on a project and need x11 and xfce4 running on Edison. I know the build system uses the concept of "recipes" but I can't figure out how to add/remove packages. Is there something like a package manager at run-time, something equivalent to apt?
I'm also looking for documentation on how to make custom edison-image(s).
The package manager in this case is "opkg". Additionally, in the following thread you will find a very useful discussion about a repo for Edison: Edison opkg package repo created. You will find the link to the repo with some instructions to use it. Hopefully the packages you want to use are already available in the repo, but if not you could post a request in the thread for the package you want use.