[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jul 3 19:02:01 PDT 2006

Jeff Bailey wrote:
> Le lundi 03 juillet 2006 à 20:46 +0200, maximilian attems a écrit :
>> well but busybox is big nowadays and generally compiled against glibc.
>> i'm quite eager to kick busybox out of default Debian initramfs-tools
>> to have an klibc only default initramfs. those tools are needed atm,
>> and there is not enough yet. afaik suse adds sed on klibc with a minimal
>> patch and we'd liked to have stat, kill and readlink on klibc-utils.
>> how about busybox on klibc?
> I made a brief attempt to do busybox on klibc before klcc was working
> right for me.  I should try that again.  In Ubuntu, we already do a
> separate build pass of busybox to get just the features that we want, it
> would be easy to play with this.
> I'll let you know.  It'll take me a couple days - between travelling and
> the long weekend, I'm a bit behind.

I think the main things that aren't in klibc are the userid and the 
network databases.  They should be reasonably easy to stub out.


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