I'm interested in maintaining a i386-uclibc architecture, which is, like
the name says, i386 binaries linked with uClibc. My plans are:
1) Build all the packages used by debootstrap to generate a basedebs.tgz
2) Certify this basedebs works with a fresh instalation.
3) Start building a incresing number of packages, but certainly only a
small subset of the i386 architecture.
This is because the performance uclibc gives on old/small computers is a
must to use linux on old hardware (like my crappy 486 laptop with 8Mb
RAM or my pentium 133 with 32Mb RAM). I've already tested the uclibc
buildroot, and it makes my 486 use only 2Mb RAM after complete boot and
running a shell, but it would be much better to be able to run apt-get
update, apt-get dist-upgrade...
Ok, now what's the problem...
The i386 packages won't be compatible with my i386-uclibc environment
(as I won't have glibc installed). So I started calling the architecture
i386-uclibc with gnu name i386-uclibc-linux. And I'd like to ask: Is it
If so, I'll submit a patch on dpkg-cross to support it (it already works
on my machine).
What do you think?