Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: tserra@××××××××××××××.pt
To: gentoo-embedded@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] glibc and standard baselayout minimalist installation
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 21:42:10
Message-Id: 20031108213806.4d97e1d6.tserra@student.dei.uc.pt
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-embedded] glibc and standard baselayout minimalist installation by Vano D
On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 16:23:13 +0100
Vano D <gentoo-dev@××××××××××××××××.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 20:52, Chris PeBenito wrote: > > > For these embedded systems it would be nice if we had a > > > baselayout-lite. I'm not convinced every init script for these tiny > > > processors needs to source 300+ lines of bash functions to just > > > > I agree with this. I'm not sure if it would be better to maintain our > > own baselayout-lite, or if it would be better to try to make an option > > for the current baselayout to make a tiny install. My instincts tell me > > the former, but I don't think it would be too fun to maintain. :\ > > I think we can try to do both and see which one is the best method and I > guess dump the worst method. Right now I dont think it is easy to see > which one is the best method (unless there is someone around who has > experience in tweaking Gentoo for embedded and can let us know). > > Maintaining a simple stripped down baselayout-lite should not be *that* > hard since I guess it would be a rather small and simple package (I dont > know why I keep on thinking of simple rc files ala slackware all the > time). > > But on the other hand, having a script which strips/modifies the current > standard baselayout also seems interesting. But this depends on how > often the main baselayout goes through drastic changes (which is not > that often iirc). > > So my vote is trying both methods and see what results we get.
I believe it would be more practical striping the existing baselayout, making a lite one. After that we only need to keep track of advances in the main baselayout package and focus on adding features/modifications in the lite.
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