current recipe for creating an embedded gentoo x86 box?
>i think the easiest way is to put the hard drive in and mount it.
>then install to it from an existing gentoo system.
>ROOT=/mnt/embedded-install emerge SOMEPACKAGE
IMO, it should be this simple, but in my experience it isn't. Having
said that, I tried it almost a year ago so things may have improved
There are circular dependencies for the low-level system packages which
have to be fixed using the "bootstrap" and "build" use flags. I can't
remember the specifics.
Personally I'd like to be able to have an empty directory, create the
configuration (make.conf, make.profile, /etc/portage etc) and do a
"ROOT=xxxx emerge system". It would be even slicker if the configuration
could specify an arm target and it automagically cross-compiled
Please post the results of your experiments, I'm very interested to see
how far this has progressed in the last year.
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