[RULE] FWD: Re: Compiling rpm statically?

Franz Zahaurek fzk at fzk.at
Wed Sep 1 20:41:58 EEST 2004

"M. Fioretti" <mfioretti> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 23:00:13 PM -0400, Fratoni Michael
>  mfratoni at tuxfan.homeip.net  wrote:
>> I'm currently building the latest versions of uClibc, busybox, and the 
>> required toolchains. I'll keep you posted as I progress (or fail to 
>> progress, as the case may be...)
> Michael,
> any news on this?

When I noticed that rpm has become one of the busybox applets I tried
to take it as a replacement for rpm.gz on disk2.  uClibc-0.9.20 +
busybox-1.00-rc3 with a kernel

Functionality of busybox-rpm is very limited by now - too limited as
far as I have seen.  E.g. it doesn't replace files at all; there is no
--initdb and no --import.  But I think busybox-rpm could be used to
install rpm first.  The remaining installation could be done with the
new rpm.

Busybox now has also an fdisk-applet and so one could drop the
dedicated cfdisk and fdisk on disk1 at all - and this works.  This
frees about 217 KB of space at disk1 that could be used otherwise.

Franz Zahaurek                        fzk at fzk.at
Gymnasiumstr. 26/7                    http://www.fzk.at
1180 Wien

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