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From: Daniel <dragonheart@...>
Subject: Re: some uClibc experience
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 10:05:55 +0930
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> Please take a look at the 0.9.22 ebuild in portage. The wrappers for
> gcc,c++,ld,ldd,ar,etc are all missing and I don't know why. I've checked
> the detail/changelogs on the uclibc.org site and see no mention of this
> what so ever.
>

There is a mention of this in the email list.

quoted extract:

> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 02:55:53AM -0700, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > There comes a time when 90% of correct is not enough.  uClibc has
> > progressed enough that people had begin running into the wrapper
> > limitations quite regularly.  It seemed better to just kill off
> > the wrapper and encourage people to use properly built
> > toolchains.

The current ebuild I'm working on now uses the toolchain. ([Bug 29312])

> > This is the path I go too, if
> > uClibc becomes binary incompatible. I build first the target development
> > environment, then chroot into it and rebuild rpm, after that rebuilding
> > all other packages.


uClibc I believe is not guaranteed to be binary compatible until version 1.0 
having said that versions 0.9.21 and 0.9.22 are (according to Erik's release 
notice).

> >
> > 4. My preference would be to replace sysvinit stuff (I think included in
> > baselayout) with some other init (runit, minit, simpleinit, twsinit) to
> > have better dependency handling in the startup scripts, also allowing
> > parallel startup of services.

Depending on the application even an init system may be too much. An embedded 
firewall for example needs to run only a few application.

> We can more or less dump all of the baselayout and or repackage it or
> make an e-baselayout.

Sounds good.


Daniel Black
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