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Author: onefang
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Embedded devuan (was Re: Devuan with usr merge?)
On 2021-11-16 14:19:59, Didier Kryn wrote:
> Le 16/11/2021 à 12:15, onefang a écrit :
> > http://landley.net/aboriginal/about.html is what I used for my last
> > embedded Linux project.
> >
> > "Aboriginal Linux is a shell script that builds the smallest/simplest
> > linux system capable of rebuilding itself from source code. This
> > currently requires seven packages: linux, busybox, uClibc, binutils, gcc,
> > make, and bash."
>     Aboriginal is nice and Rob Landley is doing a great job. But are you
> sure about uClibc. I thought Aboriginal had switched to Musl years ago.

That bit in quotes was copy pasted directly from the web site, which is
why I wrapped it in quotes.

> uClibc is pretty far from POSIX compliance, and also from Glibc, which
> would make the system difficult to use as a build platform, although
> otherwise functional, of course. AFAIR, Rob Landley is developping his
> binutils mostly because of a disagreement with Busybox license.

Toybox is Rob's version of the busybox thing, and Rob used to be the main
busybox maintainer. You should read his web site for more details.

A big old stinking pile of genius that no one wants
coz there are too many silver coated monkeys in the world.