embedded ubuntu?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Jul 18 02:06:23 BST 2006

On 7/17/06, Geoffrey O'Callaghan <geoffocal at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> ...  From my perspective i'm looking to have
> a cross compiling build system that utilizes ubuntu packages as source
> input and creates arch specific debs that can then be combined into a
> jffs or other style image ready to be flashed AND have individual debs I
> can ftp/sftp to a embedded system and install if I want to -ie. I want
> maximum flexibility :-)
> I personally need both an ARM cross-compiled solution and x86 style
> stuff - both of which I currenly test using QEMU  and i'm happy to
> contribute where I can to that.   I guess I think a solution that is
> extendable to other cross compilation targets would be ideal.

Yeah.  I'm interested in even targets not normally considered
embedded (like x86-64), on the theory that embuntu's build
system will make cross-building easy (I *love* the idea
of cross-building everything in a hermetically clean way;
that's the whole reason I wrote crosstool).

> I'm not really familiar with the ubuntu (or debian ) build systems - are
> there documentation pointers ?

I asked the same question not long ago; here's what I replied to myself then :-)
  Looks like it's kinda standard Debian stuff (buildd / sbuild etc)
  with a wrapper around it (Soyuz).  See
- Dan

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