[Buildroot] Help: to understand build root
br015 at umbiko.net
Wed May 6 04:58:06 UTC 2020
> Message: 12
> Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 22:29:10 +0530
> From: Kunal Chauhan <atkunalchauhan at gmail.com>
> To: buildroot at busybox.net
> Subject: [Buildroot] Help: to understand build root
> Q1.As busybox is a small flavour of linux os.if i am not wrong?
> Q2. What is concept of build-root. As i have seen code base compiled
> create build-root folder .
Buildroot is a build system for embedded systems. It is comparable to
e.g. Yocto and helps you to create a GNU/Linux based image, containing
Linux kernel, init system and root filesystem, which can then be
transferred to a target system. Think of firmware for IoT, a router, a
media player, or a robot in manufacturing.
Buildroot images are static, you cannot install software after
Buildroot images can be small, production images are counted in MiB, not
Buildroot handles cross-compiling. Build and target system can have
completely different architectures.
Buildroot recipes (see configs/*_defconfig) are meant as starting point
for your own project(s). They bring a system up and make it responsive
(console, network), the rest is up to you.
In case you have not seen it before, the Buildroot manual is here:
More information about the buildroot