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I was wondering if there was any interest in adding a script that could
generate a bootable linux filesystem from a cross compiled target
arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-make-root (or any arch)
which would do something like:
cp -ar /usr/arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi /tmp/target
mkdir -p /tmp/target/var/run
#generate an inittab
then perform a mix of the following:
checks to make sure that all required packages are present to make a
package specific setup like starting services if ssh servers are
create device nodes
set root password
call hooks in ~/.crossdev-makeroot/
install kernel modules
warn about missing packages that could be useful.
package a cpio (or something else depending on passed options)
I've got a script that is a mix of my own stuff plus some stuff I
ripped off buildroot. I find it really handy, but isn't a general enough
to work on anything except my own boards.
It's kinda tricky to write a script that will work for most users out
of the box since I only have a couple of embedded machines, so I was
wondering how many people would be interested and how many people could
test on their own boards. I was thinking I could create an ebuild and a
git repo then let people hack at it and see where it goes, and how many
boards it can support at once.