nALFS2 development

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Sat Aug 7 20:06:43 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-08-07 at 22:12 -0500, Kendrick wrote:
> Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> > As mentioned in another part of this thread, I think I'd focus on 
> > using the uClibc/busybox "buildroot" package to build a root 
> > filesystem that would have what's needed to build LFS. I don't know 
> > whether it's actually possible to build LFS from a uClibc host, there 
> > was a report on another LFS list that someone was having trouble with it.
> >
> > If uClibc doesn't work, then certainly putting busybox into the 
> > initial system image would cover pretty much all the bases. So you'd 
> > have /usr, /bin, /sbin, /etc containing only busybox-provided bits and 
> > pieces (statically linked against uClibc, but no uClibc files present) 
> > along with nALFS, and /tools with a complete chapter 5 built ready for 
> > the chapter 6 chroot command.
> evandius from irc had the original uclibc howto/hint for lfs and droped 
> it after a little while due to some major headaches he was having with 
> it.  I dont think we could use it for a lfs base unfortunatly. It may 
> have changed but i doulbt it.  it may compile for lfs but I dont think 
> glibc will from it or some other crucail stuff.

I'm looking into this. I'm basically building a test setup here at home
to see what exactly would be necessary to get a system with *nothing*
booted and started on an automated install.  I'll keep you informed.

Jeremy Huntwork

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