Re: RE: Embedded Debian, the 5 lb bag.
- Stick with glibc, so I can nfs root mount to my development system,
can run custom binaries I make there using standard approaches.
This is handy but not relevant IF we are doing cross-compilation, so you still
need a different library in this case.
This is an excellent point. It is so important, that we should note it. There are 2 cases!
1) For cross-development, I agree that uclibc is no less convenient than glibc.
2) However, when the development system and the target are the same architecture
and of compatible binary versions, (same glibc) one has to recognize potential benefits,
and not absent-mindedly walk away from them:
1) nfs root mount to code on the dev system from target
2) usage of standard pre-compiled packages
3) testing code on the dev system that presents a very similar environment as does the target.
This case argues strongly for glibc usage.
Nuff said. Everyone's course is set by their own objectives. Mine happen to be case 2)