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To: "Erik Petersen" <erikj@...>, gentoo-embedded@g.o
From: Daniel <dragonheart@g.o>
Subject: Re: Introduction
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:56:52 +0930
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Welcome Erik

> I'm a Linux oldy ('94 Slackware) but gentoo newbie. I just completed my
> first install of gentoo, and without a hiccup last night.

Not like we expected anything else ;-).

> My employer has built a coin-op game using mainstream distro and decided to
> launch with a hard drive. I would like to go to the game, unplug hard
> drive, slap in a 256MB USB flash drive, power up and see the look on their
> faces.

Nothing like suprising people.

> The game primarily uses the SDL library in runlevel 3 and static binaries
> are in the 200k range but there are a couple animations in the 10-20MB
> range.

With regard to uclibc in a product you've seen 
http://www.uclibc.org/FAQ.html#licensing and  
http://www.uclibc.org/products.html.

> I would like to catch up with the list but could not find list archives. Is
> there a mail archive for the getnoo-embedded list?

Also there is irc://irc.freenode.org:6667/#gentoo-embedded for a general 
chat / catchup / issues / direction and other stuff.

> I may be able to assist
> with the uClibc integration or other grunt work.

There is a masked version (underdevelopment) in sys-devel/uclibc-buildroot 
(env ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" USE="debug" emerge sys-devel/uclibc-buildroot). 
It compiles ok I'm just fixing a few install things over the next few days. 
It is based off the buildroot toolchain off uclibc.org.

What it provides is a root fileystem (/var/lib/root_$ARCH) that can be run in 
a chroot or be used to create a filesystem image.

Also there is a uclibc crosscompiler /usr/${ARCH}-linux-uclibc/bin/gcc. I'm 
going to get gcc-config (package) to be able to switch between a native glibc 
compiler and the uclibc one to emergeing packages can be done with env 
ROOT=/var/lib/root_${ARCH} emerge ..... Although this feature is in portage I 
get the feeling it hasn't been extensively tested so always use the -p 
pretend option with emerge first. Also there is no guarentee that this will 
work with every package however we aim to get the common ones working.

In the meantime you can test your libraries and source code can be compiled 
with uclibc would be a good start.

Looking forward to seeing you around.

- -- 
Daniel Black <dragonheart@g.o>
irc://irc.freenode.org:6667/#gentoo-embedded
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-embedded
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/embedded/
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