List Archive: gentoo-embedded
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On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 02:05:54PM +0100, Vano D wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am happy to see that this project is getting started in such a
> serious fashion. Let's hope the ride will be fun, exciting and
> I have played around with the suggestions on the gentoo-dev ml in order
> to create a minimalist Gentoo install based on glibc and standard
> baselayout and thought of sharing it. Although it is not really
> complicated, I still have not seen any guides or scripts for this. The
> script can also be used as step by step guide since it's fully commented
> and there are explanations on what each step does.
> I also hope to see a subproject of gentoo-embedded be tiny gentoo
> installations as someone suggested before (i.e. using glibc) for use
> with bootable cdroms, small installations (solid state discs) and
> portage-dev-less installations. And why not also include the process of
> a bootalbe cdrom also in the subproject? Although I am aware it gets a
> bit off-topic.
I think you mentioned this on gentoo-dev but I'll bring it up here...
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
provide colors and [ ok ] symbols ;-)
Not that I mind it on my desktop machine... I've got gobs of cycles to
spare. But where embedded devices are concerned, I want it to come up
fast and provide me with just enough information to realize the code
started up properly...
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