Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Nov 8 05:30:11 PST 2004

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 11:51:05PM -0500, Robert Connolly wrote:
> Without the piespecs I managed to compile all of chapter 5's packages (no 
> busybox). Busybox might be a topic of discussion, but from what I read about 
> it there are a few issues with it. I have no expirence with Busybox aside 
> from using it on my Ipaq, so I have no idea about pros and cons.

I understand fully the desire to use uClibc, but unless we are going for
embedded service, I really don't see why we should use Busybox. As
always, though, Todd is likely to know a lot more about it than many of
us. I thing I'm not particularly fond of (and this is from old memory,
so I may be irrelevant) is the lack of many of the gnu-specific switches
I've gotten used to using.


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