Subject: Re: BusyBox - something comparable under NetBSD?
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/22/2003 11:56:48
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Michael Kukat wrote:

> Hi !
> through the Linux@dbox2-project, i found the BusyBox project
> (, which is a quite nice all-in-one-binary providing
> all the important shell tools by not consuming too much memory. Intended for
> embedded purposes, this is file for putting it besides a kernel and not too
> much stuff into a flash ROM.
> I just tried to get this compiled under NetBSD, as i want to try around a bit
> with using NetBSD for embedded purposes, but even after some changes, it
> doesn't seem to be portable without high efforts. So just a simple question:
> Is there something comparable in OpenSource, which compiles under NetBSD?

	The closest thing that springs to mind would be the 'distrib'
	images used for installation. They use crunchgen to produce the
	same multi-call binary approach as busybox, and in many cases
	have conditional compilation options to reduce space.

		David/absolute          -- No hype required --