[Buildroot] issues without busybox
gilles at whospot.com
Mon Jul 21 19:57:50 UTC 2014
Buildroot is a fantastic effort for small footprint devices. However, in my case - where I'd rather have something a bit more SystemV like with MMU, no busybox, a lot of things are broken.
Just naming a few I recently fixed to get past some issues:
- init network script S40network which tries to use ifup/ifdown only provided in ifupdown package not included.
- S45connman sript (if used) which relies on start-stop-daemon only provided with dpkg.
I understand that dependencies quickly add up to a nightmare and I for one would agree that it should be left up to the user of buildroot to figure them out.
What is the buildroot community feeling about this subject? I understand that the main focus is on busybox, is there a group of people interested in the non-busybox approach? I would be willing to contribute, after all, I have to do this work right now to get me up and going. This might benefit other people.
More information about the buildroot