[Buildroot] Help needed with cross-compiling libotr

Markos Chandras markos.chandras at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 15:49:26 UTC 2013


On 28 February 2013 15:43, Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar> wrote:
> On 02/28/2013 12:36 PM, Markos Chandras wrote:
>> I tend to agree that these kind of packages might be too much for
>> buildroot, but keep in mind that Gentoo comes with a rather big uClibc
>> rootfs by default [1]
>>
>> [1] http://distfiles.gentoo.org/experimental/x86/uclibc/
>
> A craftman would use catalyst to build his own stage(s) with a minimal
> custom profile that gets rid of portage (thus ditching toolchain, python
> and a ton other bloating things).
> You could even use qmerge (portage-utils) to install extras if you
> needed so.
> Regards.
>

True, but using catalyst is not trivial (the Gentoo documentation is
rather bad in this area). On the other hand, buildroot
does this job pretty good so I can understand why people want to make
use of the existing buildroot infrastructure to build their embedded
rootfs.

-- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras


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