Re: Embedded Debian, the 5 lb bag.
ext Dan Kegel wrote:
OK, that sounds about right, but stage 2 should probably rebuild
all the packages built in stage 1, to keep the
"non-debian" build system contamination to a minimum.
Paranoia is a wonderful thing :-)
Absolutely. I should've probably stated that explicitly but that's what
I meant anyway.
How do you plan to compile coreutils for example? It depends (through
documentation generation tools) on XFree86.
ptxdist uses busybox rather than coreutils.
I'm talking about stage 2 here. I guess we should always remember to
specify which stage we are talking about :)
Also, ptxdist generally builds no documentation; it builds only as much
of each package as is needed for an embedded system (or, in the case
of a library, only as much as is needed to build the other packages
OK, in order for us to move forward with this we should pick one
architecture and get stage 1 and 2 completed. I propose i386, it is a
natural place to start as most people have access to such machines.
I'm going to be very busy next week, and on vacation the week after, but
after that I think I can put some effort into this.
Erik, I hope you can provide a rough estimate of which packages are
needed in stage 2? Stage 1 contents we can get by looking at what uclibc
buildroot provides. At least it gives us some indication.
I hope that once we have an initial "thing" in place it will be easier
to judge the overall effort needed to get stage 3 going. A lot of the
actual work in stages 2 and 3 will be in pushing required changes to
Debian package maintainers.