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> I will help push if you help me test. I would like to have a minimal
> system with asterisk. What do you suggest? I have plenty of
> experience with catalyst, but I know you're not using it, so show us
> your way?
I think probably that my way is suboptimal. I think Bertrands recent
post using crossdev is probably much neater.
However, what I do is simply grab a uclibc build environment. Chroot
into it (I have a script which sets up portage by symlinking and
mounting various dirs here and there). What you end up with is
effectively a running environment in the processor build and libc of
your choice. Clearly this doesn't work for archs that can't be run on
- Anyway, so chroot into build environment
- ROOT=/somedir emerge somestuff
If you scan back in the archives for posts from me with "ROOT=..." in
the body then you can see my basic skeleton. Happy to dig them out, if
they can't be found. It takes surprisingly few packages to build a
basic runnable system.
However, probably that's not what you want - not sure?
It is quite easy to do, but not a 2 min job if you haven't done it
before. Someone else documented the basic technique much better here:
http://www.anticore.org/ratgentoo/index.php?page=001 or google for
> With catalyst I would probably have to create a uclibc profile, if
> case there isn't one already. Not a terribly big deal, but well, not
> what I want to focus on right now.
I suspect this is a better process from what you describe as your
experience. Just note the iconv pieces that I mentioned - they aren't
integrated into the ebuild at the moment and are really up for
discussion. As you yourself noted, adjust the futzing around with
db.txt to be something like
cat $FILEDIR/db.txt /etc/locale.gen > db.txt
This should merge locale.gen and generate the character conversions you
If in doubt just comment out all that extra stuff I added - it's new and
not relevant to the main ebuild
Blah I'm rambling now...