Re: a brief story about your alternatives
Steve Pearlmutter <smp+embsd <at> twotents.com>
2002-08-02 00:14:42 GMT
Shane J Pearson <shanep <at> ign.com.au> writes:
> On Friday, August 2, 2002, at 01:55 AM, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
>> Or we can work together on it.
> Sounds great.
> Is it possible to write a script that can install and cut down from
> the original OpenBSD ftp, or tree mounted on a local server?
I was kind of hoping that that's what emBSD would provide, once Ken &
Truman got the CVS up & running. It should be much easier to keep
some scripts up to date than to keep an entire new release of OpenBSD
up to date. Unfortunately (for most of us, I'd guess), the whole
emBSD project is pretty opaque.
After trying the emBSD 2.1 alpha release, and finding that it was not
workable for me, I went through the process of cutting down the
release manually last week, and it wasn't too bad. I have not
automated it, and of course it requires building a distribution on top
of an updated OpenBSD 3.1 installation, but it is installed on CF and
works in my net4501. My target was a 64MB card, so it was a little
easier, but it could squeeze down to 32MB, I think.
With several of us doing this sort of thing, it's unfortunate we don't
have a place to combine our changes. I know that Chuck has some
library changes etc. that would be most likely be useful to