List Archive: gentoo-embedded
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On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 16:23:13 +0100
Vano D <gentoo-dev@...> 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
> 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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