Re: package requests for grip
On Thursday 03 September 2009, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> Quoting "Gertjan Hofman" <email@example.com>:
> > However...my limited experience with embedded systems sees the size
> > of flash chip grow so rapidly that its hard to get anything under
> > 256MB at a reasonable price, which set us off a path of seeing
> > whether we could avoid the various embedded build projects
> > (OpenEmbedded, Buildroot etc) and use reliable, standard Debian. We
> > can - I can build a minimal RFS in 20 MB (JFFS2).
> Gertjan, this is exactly why we use Emdebian Grip in my company.
> It actually *is* standard Debian, just smaller. Currently we use
> Emdebian Grip *plus* a dumb scripts that remove more stuff, but
> I hope, that this script will shrink with the Emdebian progress.
I also have such a script, which originated when I was effictively doing
my own Grip on raw Debian packages. Maybe we should all share our
scripts to make sure that we are remembering everything that can
> > With respect to updating packages, this is unlikely to be a problem
> > on real commercial devices - I can't see releasing a device to a
> > customer that has the ability to apt-get
> Same for my project. We use Emdebian to build the RFS and to have
> a nice development platform (incl. apt-get), but we will probably
> remove apt-get etc. from the final product. If customers ask for
> it, we still can provide them with a developers RFS.