Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Jude Pereira <judebpereira@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] stages for x86 uclibc
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:17:01
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-embedded] stages for x86 uclibc by Ed W
I do have the time to give the uclibc profile in portage a good kick. I'm
very much into this as I'm working with uclibc toolchains under the x86

I'll make an ebuild for the new one, and test it out.

--Jude Pereira

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 4:27 PM, Ed W <lists@××××××××××.com> wrote:

> On 29/08/2011 15:23, Jude Pereira wrote: > > I've been able to create stages for x86 under the uclibc profile using > > catalyst. > > I'd like that they get upstream to the gentoo mirrors, so that its > > available publicly. > > > > I'm also willing to maintain them, I'd love to be a gentoo uclibc > > maintainer for the x86 arch. > > Excellent idea. > > I am using latest uclibc (slightly newer git release than .32). It is > so much better and easier to use than what is in portage that we > desperately need to dump the current portage uclibc for all archs that > support nptl + uclibc latest! I don't think I have any local patches > now to build under this uclibc version...! > > Additionally I have had some success enabling iconv on latest uclibc. > This needs some tweaking to the uclibc src if you are building under a > uclibc toolchain (it only builds correctly under a glibc toolchain, but > easy to workaround). Patches are on the uclibc mailing list and I can > highlight them if needed. It adds around 50KB to my build size, but also > it allows git and a bunch of other ebuilds to build successfully without > patching - some people may like this trade off - I suspect that the > build size could be reduced with some work > > I have asked if someone would proxy maintain this - I don't have a whole > bunch of time, but I would love to see portage get pulled up to date if > someone had the time to give it a push? My vote would be for .32 to > become stable (subject to normal arch signoffs) and a regular git > snapshot to be tracked and keyword masked > > I think uclibc stages will mainly be useful to highlight that gentoo is > a good build environment for embedded and to provide a working toolchain > for cross compiling. Love to see this become productionised > > Cheers > > Ed W > > > >


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Re: [gentoo-embedded] stages for x86 uclibc Ed W <lists@××××××××××.com>