[Buildroot] When NOT to use buildroot
fredrik_is at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 13 12:42:13 UTC 2008
Thank you, that sounds reasonable,
but I do not want the OS on the target machine to be upgradable from the target machine. I want to be able to create a target OS in my development environment, and deploy it on my target machine. Can that be done without using an external OS building tool? You can´t remove apt from Ubuntu using tools within Ubuntu, or can you?
Is buildroot the only OS building tool, or are there other ones out there, perhaps more suitable for building a bit larger systems than the ones buildroot aims at?
> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:30:27 +0100> From: roberto.foglietta at gmail.com> To: fredrik_is at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [Buildroot] When NOT to use buildroot> CC: buildroot at uclibc.org> > 2008/11/13 Fredrik Israelsson <fredrik_is at hotmail.com>:> > Hi!> > I think it would help a lot if I could get some information regarding when> > NOT to use buildroot.> >> > For instance,> > if I would like to build a system that is almost like an embedded system,> > but a bit more capable (read bloated), would it get too complicated building> > the system from the ground up using buildroot?> >> > I am thinking of using a not so tiny database, like PostgreSQL or MySQL, a> > rich GUI, perhaps using Java. At the same time I would really like to not> > use more of the OS that the system needs.> >> > What about using CUPS or some other utility to provide flexible printer> > support? Would I be better off if I chose to strip down Ubuntu 8.04, for> > instance, in order to gain support for jacking in USB printers?> >> > My main reason for keeping the OS tiny is simplicity. Hard drive size is not> > a limitation.> >> > Hi Fredrik,> > simplicity = a good package manager + an update support> > this sound me like:> > - debian> - ubuntu server edition (my preference)> - gentoo (or gentoo embedded)> > As simple as possible for what? Who cares if a server is a little bit> bloated (apart security reasons which force you to remove everything> is not useful)? The admin cares in doing the most of things in the> less time. Administrative tools should be as simple as possible,> reliable, etc. etc. I think you are good in looking for simplicity but> you are looking in the wrong direction: do not care about bloating the> system until hard disk space is a limitation and until it hurts> security but care about simple administrative procedure and tools.> Services like: upgrade and security audit, etc. etc.> > Ciao,> -- > /roberto
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