Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Dennis Taylor <Dennis_T1@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To?
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 20:48:10
Well, I blew that one.  I decided to start over just in case I had
missed something.  Unfortunately, I failed to umount portage before I
did rm -rf on the staging area.  Now, I do not have /usr/portage.  Some
days are like that. :-(

Does anyone know if it is possible to recover just portage without
starting all over?

-----Original Message-----
From: Heath Holcomb [mailto:liquidcable@×××××.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 1:32 PM
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To?

I wrote the how-to.  I haven't built a system in several weeks, so
portage has changed a bit (and ebuilds).  I plan on updating the how-to
in a week or two, if I discover new problems (looks like there are

heath holcomb
liquidcable at

On Monday 23 January 2006 12:28, Dennis Taylor wrote:
> Having followed the other link to >, which seems to be more up to
> date, am still having problems. At step 3 I get the following
> > clwsapp07 root # ROOT=/embedded_rootfs emerge -K uclibc Calculating > dependencies !!! There are no packages available to satisfy: "uclibc" > !!! Either add a suitable binary package or compile from an ebuild. > > I thought all the previous steps went OK. Even some of the > workarounds seem to no longer be needed. Any ideas? > > > > ________________________________ > > From: Joshua ChaitinPollak [mailto:jpollak@×××××××××××.com] > Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 11:16 AM > To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To? > > > This is what I use: > > > > My installation is 6 mb, since I'm installing into 32 mb, I haven't > tried too hard to pair it down. I'm installing on Soekris net4526 > boards. Keep in mind there are somethings you can do after you build > you filesystem with Gentoo to make the install even smaller: > > Remove /usr/include > Remove all .keep files > Audit the rest of the file system for unnecessary files, expecially > /etc and /var > > I have a series of scripts I've written to automate the process > described in the above howto, and I would like to publish them > shortly, but please don't hold your breath. :) > > -Josh > > On Jan 20, 2006, at 10:55 AM, Dennis Taylor wrote: > > > I have tried various ways of building a root fs with uClibc, but
> no avail. I have monitored this list long enough to know that someone
> out there has done it. I need to do it for and X86 target that must > fit in about 1.5 MB of flash that gets copied to RAM and started. > > > The "out of the box" configuration I linked to from the uClibc
> fails in various ways. I like the Gentoo way of doing things, but the
> HOWTO link I saved a while back does not work. > > Any pointers to documents that would help me succeed would be
> appreciated. > > Dennis Taylor
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Re: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To? Heath Holcomb <liquidcable@×××××.com>
RE: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To? solar <solar@g.o>