mike rosset mike.rosset at
Wed Apr 23 14:14:33 UTC 2008

Actually Ed, uArch currently has a complete roofs including toolchain and
kernel. all installable from web into dir or mounted dir. if you install to
a mount point you can boot the partition or if you install to a dir, chroot.

Creating new packages is extremely easy, even more so if your use to Arch
Linux's abs. And its all managed with pacman, install new packages remove
packages, upgrade system etc.

Current draw back, I still have not worked out a base-micro group using
busybox. So a base file system is quite large. "mainly good for developers
at this point". Currently only supports i386 however once I think i386 is
pretty stable. I'm going to start porting to arm.

Anyone is welcome to help out if there intrested.

install instructions can be found at uArch <>



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM, Ed W <lists at> wrote:

> zio wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > just wanted to post a quick message. we are looking for feedback on
> > uarch a
> > micro linux distro. its basically a port of archlinux to uclibc and its
> > moving along quite well you can find more information here
> > uArch
> > any feedback would be helpful
> >
> >
> I guess you have tried gentoo before embarking down this route?  You can
> drop out a basic bootable image starting at about 5MB and go up from there.
>  Simple to build binary packages and merge them using qmerge.  Build binary
> images for the architecture of your choice (although to be fair cross
> compiling for non native architectures adds some extra steps which are
> somewhat complicated).  Use uclibc/mdev/udev or whatever takes your fancy...
> I have just used it to knock out a basic distro for an embedded appliance.
>  Very fast to customise (although probably you need a bit of time to setup
> your build environment first time).  Also very easy to get the image size
> nice and tight
> Good luck
> Ed W
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