newlib for installer?
newlib is a replacement for libc used on embedded systems. Perhpas the
small footprint would be good for the installer. I searched the
archive for references to using cygnus's newlib for the installer and
didn't find anything. Either it hasn't been considered, or there is a
good reason not to use it that I am missing. I haven't looked into
this deeply, if anyone else has already I'm interested in their
You can find newlib at:
My initial attempt to link libdetect (auto-detection library) against
newlib failed, though I haven't given up yet. (My ethernet card
detection binary is currently 300K, but I know that it can be _much_
The licenses for newlib are DFSG free as far as I can tell.