Linaro embedded Linux distro?

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 09:06:30 UTC 2012


2012/2/21 Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria at linaro.org>
>
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM, C.A, Subramaniam
> <subramaniam.ca at ti.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Wookey <wookey at wookware.org> wrote:
> >> +++ C.A, Subramaniam [2012-02-20 13:32 -0600]:
> >>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Wookey <wookey at wookware.org> wrote:
> >>> Would there be a buildroot like setup? Like Wookey mentioned size does matter.
> >>
> >> No, if you want to use buildroot, use buildroot (or openbricks, or
> >> yocto, or OE). Debian/Ubuntu are binary distros and there is no mileage in
> >> trying to occupy that space when other distros already do it well.
> >>
> >> Making it relatively painless to rebuild or cross-rebuild your
> >> package-set debian-style is a useful goal, but not supporting loads of
> >> different package config options - that is something a source-based
> >> distro can do so much better.
> >>
> >> We do plan to support minimal builds for bootstrapping purposes which
> >> might be useful in this regard, but that's not really what it's for.
> >>
> > Well minimal is all I care... not buildroot. But I would expect it to
> > be < 20M in size. Does that make sense.... or am i speaking gibberish
> > :-) ?
> >
>
> Doesn't the nano flavour take care of this?

Nano rootfs is 33M compressed tarball which expands to 95M.

That's "small", not "embedded" ;)

That said, these two already make it pretty obvious that for embedded
it only makes sense to build the rootfs in a custom manner:

19M	binary/boot/filesystem.dir/var/lib/apt
6,7M	binary/boot/filesystem.dir/var/lib/dpkg

rather than using a ready-to-go-and-updateable distribution.

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