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Re: i386-uclibc debian

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 12:12:33PM -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> 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
> OK?

Can libstdc++ be built against uclibc?  You're going to have a hard time
basing a Debian port on uclibc without it.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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