solar at gentoo
Oct 9, 2004, 11:00 AM
Post #3 of 5
On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 13:25, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Saturday 09 October 2004 06:50 am, Sander Knopper wrote:
> > Is there a way to combine these two profiles or is it better to make one of
> > my own? At the moment I would go with the second option since it would
> > allow me to use busybox, uclibc and also give me the opportunity to leave
> > utilities as gawk, grep, gzip and tar away because busybox already supplies
> > them. I'll have to take the fact that these programs sometimes aren't fully
> > compatible with their GNU relatives for granted.
> the idea was to use uclibc for development systems and embedded for the target
> (i think, solar can correct me)
> ive been keeping the uclibc profile up-to-date, but i think the embedded one
> could use some work ...
Indeed the embedded one could. I've mentioned this one to Chris before
about it using glibc vs uclibc by default on IRC but I think he was in
the middle of his work day. That profile was added long before we had a
pretty decent uClibc native environments setup so a instantaneous switch
might not be possible or we could break some existing users setups.
But as I see things it stands right now the embedded profile target
could be split up into glibc/uclibc subsystems. We could use these
profiles for our vendor mini distros like soekris, wrt54g's. netwinders,
nslu2, video systems, pbx systems, kiosk, dumb terminals, etc..
However those profiles would have to be based on user/vendor submissions
as our gentoo devs only provocatively support what we have hardware for.
donations welcome be that time or hardware or documentation to help ease
this maze of what we call embedded.
But so far not a lot of effort has been put into this area of profiles
because there has been lots of hurdles for us to overcome in the process
of the development environment alone.
Ned Ludd <solar [at] gentoo>
Gentoo (hardened,security,infrastructure,embedded,toolchain) Developer