[uClibc] [PATCH] Give buildroot a config file.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Fri Aug 8 01:05:54 UTC 2003

On Thursday 07 August 2003 17:55, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Thu Aug 07, 2003 at 11:29:50PM +0200, Robert Schwebel wrote:
> > Originally I planned to have the config system integrated into
> > buildroot, but Erik didn't want to have it when I started.
> I would like nothing better than for things such as PTXdist
> to become standard, so I could stop maintaining packages and
> focus more exclusively on uClibc and busybox,
>  -Erik

And I'd be happy to help.  (I'm here writing howtos and fighting with the 
config system anyway, might as well do it where people can appreciate it... 

Eric: are you proposing that PTXdist potentially replace buildroot at some 
point in the future?  (I.E. merge buildroot and ptxdist, and have somebody 
else maintain the result?)

Right now ptxdist says it's a configuration tool, not a mini-distribution.  
The difference is small, but it's there.

At the very least, ptxdist is going to need:

A) More documentatioon.
B) Its own mailing list.
C) A link from the uClibc page.

(It would also be really nice if there was some kind of mirror place the 
sources could get dumped.  I've had trouble with buildroot for the past few 
days because half of ftp.gnu.org is down right now.  Unfortunately, I know 
the bandwidth bills are kind of nasty.  I'll try to think of something...)

What -I- want is a base system built from source based on uclibc, busybox, and 
tinylogin, with enough of a build environment in it that I can chroot into it 
and build whatever else I think I need.  (Due to gnu.org being down, 
buildroot hasn't been much help here recently, and now I'm buried in life 
again for the next day or two.  Sigh...)


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