Cross bootstrapable Nano with a customized package list

Registered by Ricardo Salveti on 2011-08-16

Be able to cross bootstrap Nano based on a customized package list, using multistrap or akin.

The idea is to experiment with new package sets, avoiding the need of the required list (priority: important), and also try to expand the usage of busybox as most we can.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Ricardo Salveti
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Tom Gall
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Tom Gall
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 11.11
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

[rsalveti, Aug 16, 2011] Tom, please fill with the list of WIs you think it's necessary to cover the work.
[rsalveti, Aug 25, 2011] Document produced by Tom: https://wiki.linaro.org/TomGall/DebianPkgConundrum
[rsalveti, Aug 25, 2011] Unfortunately more complicated than expected, but good that we now have a better idea on what to do next.
[dzin, Feb 28, 2012] Obsolete

Headline: Users are now able to cross build images with a custom package list, being able to remove required packages and also replace most common ones with busybox.
Acceptance: Being able to cross bootstrap nano with a custom package list, replacing at least one essential package with busybox.

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Work Items

Work items:
Create POC using Multistrap and the linaro PPA that can build using a named set of packages: DONE
Updated linaro busybox from this winter: DONE
Push linaro busybox to linaro-maintainers overlay PPA: DONE
add option in live-build's use of multistrap to skip required and utilize user supplied list of base packages : DONE
Create new user supplied smaller config for set of packages for cross built nano: POSTPONED
Push new config and cross live-build changes into bzr : POSTPONED
Update cross wiki page: POSTPONED
Announce on linaro-dev: POSTPONED

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