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On the eave of the big gentoo embedded meet (2000 UTC Sunday (Nov. 23) in
#gentoo-embedded on irc.freenode.net.) that I'm unfortunately unable to
attend I though I'd give a bit of a mental dump as to where I'm at in
developing a uclibc toolchain (bug 29312).
WHAT I'M DOING:
I'm makeing an ebuild for the buildroot project listed in www.uclibc.org. This
makes a customised version of binutils (binutils-18.104.22.168.6), gcc
(gcc-3.3.2) and the uclibc (0.9.23) specifically for embedded cross
compiling. Once I get this working I'll get a gcc-config profile created for
it so we can start making some applications.
This project also has the ability to create (as the name suggests) - a full
embedded root file system and a number of applications (listed below):
cramfsroot gcc-3.3 less mke2fs pppd ttcp
autoconf customize gdb libfloat ncurses
raidtools uclibc automake dhcp_relay gdbserver libglib12
netkitbase rxvt udhcp bash diffutils gettext
libtool netkittelnet sed user-mode-linux berkeleydb
dropbear_sshd grep links netsnmp sfdisk
util-linux binutils ed gzip linux newt
slang valgrind bison ext2root hostap lrzsz
ntp socat vtun boa fakeroot hotplug
ltp-testsuite openssh strace wtools bridge file
iproute2 m4 openssl system-linux zlib busybox
findutils iptables make patch tar bzip2
flex jffs2root microcom pciutils tinylogin ccache
gawk jpeg microwin pcmcia tinyx coreutils
gcc-2.95 kernel-headers mkdosfs perl tn5250
Which is going to be a great source when the "application domain" phase of the
projec is entered.
WHERE I'M AT
Just debugging away, making sure the ebuild conforms to the gentoo way
(layout, ebuild functionionality, use flags ...). Coming across a few
environment related problems. It seems to work ok compiling from the cvs
snapshot so I'm hacking away getting it to work from an ebuild. No major
problems just one by one showing there face. If your intested in testing this
when it gets reasonably stable add your name to the 29312 bug http://
bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29312 and maybe a comment as to the
architecture you want to test it on.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
On speaking to devs on #gentoo-embedded I've noticed a lot of people who are
making this work don't have hardware to fully test this on (myself included).
So can anyone who has embedded hardware please write email to here giving the
1. What specific hardware you have?
2. What your interest in the gentoo-embedded project (pda / embedded firewall
routers / kiosk applications.....etc....)?
3. Say your very keen to debug any ebuilds ;-)
4. Give your opinions and general ideas
I've spoken to one or two people on IRC wanting to help but realy not much
idea how to contribute.
1. Look at the agenda that Chris emailed on the 17 November 03 12:18 pm. Think
about the issues and ...
2. Turn up to the IRC meet listed above
3. Give a dump of your ideas, listen to others
4. Volunteer to do stuff and get this project running.
5. practice writing ebuilds - there are a lot of application that will need
adaptation to run on embedded processors.
Have a good day/night and I'll catch you round.
Proudly a Gentoo Linux User.
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