Linaro embedded Linux distro?

Kevyn-Alexandre Paré kapare at
Tue Mar 6 21:32:16 UTC 2012


With some delay...

On 2012-02-20, at 12:34 PM, Fathi Boudra wrote:

> Hi
> On 20 February 2012 08:42, Zach Pfeffer <zach.pfeffer at> wrote:
>> During ELC a few people asked me if Linaro had something bigger than
>> nano and smaller than Ubuntu that they could use to build stuff. Of
>> course I said Android, but a lot of people actually want a regular
>> Linux platform where they can easily recompile what they need to hack
>> on, add their own libs and scripts and generally work in an "embedded,
>> cross build way." I know there's OpenEmbedded and I've heard of
>> something called "livebuild." Does anyone have anymore info? This
>> class of users is arguably the largest class of people using these
>> boards so creating something targeted at them would allow them to get
>> all the benefits of Linaro in a easy to use fashion.
> We provide 6 Ubuntu based images that we can consider as profiles.
> It's easy to customize or build your own image that will better fit
> your use case or requirements.
> In our case, we use live-build [1] which allow to put your
> customization on top of our images [2] or even from scratch.
> Tom has written a wiki page [3]. The page needs some update (I'm
> willing to help) to add upcoming armhf images and latest live-build
> with cross support.
> It is worth mentioning that you need a Debian/Ubuntu host
> (distribution supporting live-build).
> Anyway, if there's an audience for customizing Linaro Ubuntu images,
> we can provide tutorials.

Will be interested in that! I will definitely try & test that tutorial.



> [1]
> [2] live-helper.config on
> [3]
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Fathi Boudra
> Linaro Release Manager | Validation Project Manager
> | Open source software for ARM SoCs
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