[Buildroot] Mac OS X status
allanc at chickenandporn.com
Mon Feb 26 01:26:01 UTC 2007
On 2/25/07, David Smoot <davidsmoot at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/25/07, Heikki Lindholm <holindho at cs.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > In case there are some other parties interested in seeing buildroot
> > working on a Mac OS X host, here's a short status report. Using the sed
> > patch I posted and after fixing some incompatible "cp"'s, one "du -l", a
> > few missing headers, and a missing "getline" function, I can build a
> > simple uclibc+busybox installation up to where it would need fakeroot,
> > which, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work on OS X.
> > -- Heikki Lindholm
> Big thumbs up to you for doing this. I'm sure it is a small group of people
> that would use buildroot on a Mac but I appreciate it. And I would imagine
> Buildroot will benefit by the extra effort to make it POSIX compliant.
I've contributed to this in the past, others have, this would need
some assurance that the parts for buildroot on MacOSX would have a
chance of merging to baseline, or there will probably be an annual
"hey, I have an idea, buildroot on MacOSX" attempt. If the changes go
to baseline, then the issue becomes maintenance, not re-invention.
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