Have you tried installing dependencies separately? If you check “The Harder Way” section of the compilation instructions you mentioned, you’ll see all the dependencies. You can try to install them manually, some of them are in AlexT's repo, for example the packages buildessential, opencv, autoconf, etc. Also in this message by Intel_Peter he describes how to install Tesseract on the Galileo board. I hope this helps
I's second that - try to install opencv and -dev packages from my repo, to avoid building that and build only those pieces that are not in the repo. Setting up cross-compilation might be tricky if you haven't done that before and the software developed didn't care much about being cross-compilation-friendly.
Thank you guys. I will sure give it a try, unfortunately I'll be away for a few days but I promise to give a feedback on it, as soon as possible.
For this moment I saw that the lib I am interested in requires tesseract 3.0.3 and the repo version is 3.0.2, any suggestions?
Hmm, if you mean my repo, then I don't think I have tesseract at all - what's the package name exactly?
Actually I saw it available here OpenEmbedded Metadata Index - recipes and mistakenly thought it was your repo.
In the meantime I tried to follow your README ( meta-alext-galileo/README.md at master · alext-mkrs/meta-alext-galileo · GitHub ) to compile my own image but the link there to the BSP source is broken, than I tried following this: IoT - Creating a Yocto image for the Intel® Galileo board using split layers | Intel® Developer Zone but it is older than yours and it did not work as expected.
Could you update your readme on the galileo repo on github? I am really interested int the process of recipe creation/adaptation and OS compilation (as a side project).
I've updated the README with the link I used for setting up the build environment + a couple of other minor updates.