Bare bones filesytem using Karim's book

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Wed Jun 4 01:12:28 EST 2003

Dear Brian,

in message <995FF289C9D69747A09E4299264459540C109862 at> you wrote:
> Regarding the ELDK target filesytem, all I did was try to strip it
> down using 'ppc_4xx-rpm -e package' as far as I could go. The
> remaining packages below are there because the above command would
> could not remove them because of package dependencies. So, the reason

Such an approach makes little sense for building an embedded system.

Why do you care about packages and package dependencies? You will not
use a package manager in hte target system, so you are free  to  copy
or remove individual files as you like.

Also, the approach to strip  down  a  general  purppose  distribution
(even  an embedded one) does not make much sense - as I wrote before,
you better design your system bottom up by  starting  with  an  empty
filesystem  and  just  adding  the  really required components. Where
"required" means "required to perform some task you defined  in  your
project specification".

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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