rpm for embedded system

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 8 09:33:46 EST 2004

On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Stephen Williams wrote:

> Indeed, I really only want 3 or 4 rpms (glibc, e2fsprogs, maybe
> a few others) and a few rpms of my own.
> It would be ideal to be able to do something like:
>   rpm --root=/mnt/flash --initdb
>   rpm --root=/mnt/flash -ivh glibc-common-X.ppc.rpm
>   rpm --root=/mnt/flash -ivh e2fsprogs-X.ppc.rpm
>   rpm --root=/mnt/flash -ivh my-jse-initscripts-X.ppc.rpm

that's a lot of unnecessary overhead for an embedded system.  if i
want to add an extra program or two, i just grab the binary from the
ELDK distribution.

if it's a package that's not part of ELDK, i download the src rpm from
yellow dog and use ELDK to cross-compile it, then repeat step 1.  rpm
really is overkill for an embedded system.


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