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Re: BuildRoot like tool

> What is the vision for the root file-system build? I assume that 
> everyone is familiar with uclibc's BuildRoot. Should we make something 
> like that? Does it fit into the Debian mold?

1. I think that such a cross compilation script would be interesting. We
are using something like that for our firmware.

2. The question if it fits within the Debian mold follows an answer to
the definition of embedded and to which systems GNU/Debian fits. IMHO,
buildroot is intended for more 'deeply embedded' systems: busybox/uclibc
covers most of the basics; ensuring a very small root filesystem (< 1 MB).

I think GNU/EmDebian is rather intended for slightly higher level
systems, where the choice is made to remove 'crud' from a normal system.

  Marc Leeman
  Hardware R&D Engineer
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  Noordlaan 5, Industriezone, B-8520 Kuurne (BE)
  Tel. +32 56 368 428

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