Subject: Re: busybox port to NetBSD pkgsrc
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Cameron <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/2007 22:03:05
On 09/01/07, Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Ross.
> I don't know much about busybox myself. You may want to tell us a sentence
> or two about it.
Busybox is a replacement for the usual UNIX command set that is used
extensively in the embedded Linux market.
on a Linux system is is usually installed as /bin/busybox and all the
usual commands like:
ls, mv, cp, rm, ifconfig, etc. etc. are symlinked to the /bin/busybox
Busybox uses argc() and argv() to determine what command it is
supposed to emulate.
> Does it have an "install" target?
Yes it does.
> Did you create a PLIST file that lists all the files it installs? (See
> other packages for examples.)
I dont know how to do this to be honest
Can I attach a tarball of my /usr/pkgsrc/sysutils/busybox directory?
That way maybe the list could have a look and tell me how to proceed?
The way I compile busybox is as follows:
make menuconfig # This creates a file called ".config"
make # This creates the "busybox" executable
# strips all unnecessary symbols etc.
make install # or make PREFIX=/path/from/root install