[Aboriginal] Aboriginal & Funtoo, latest status?

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sun Apr 14 01:04:51 PDT 2013

On 04/10/2013 09:15:31 PM, Rob Landley wrote:
> On 04/10/2013 01:37:29 PM, mobi phil wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please note that I put both aboriginal and funtoo-dev in To field.
>> Good to read on one of the links
>> http://landley.net/notes-2011.html#01-09-2011 that Rob Landley   
>> "would
>> like to get Funtoo bootstrapped". I also found a page on funtoo wiki,
>> but it  ends with "The approach above didn't seem to correctly  
>> provide
>> needed dependencies. Options at this point:"
>> Did anybody manage to bootstrap funtoo with aboriginal, or any other
>> way for arm?
> I stopped working on this due to  
> http://landley.net/notes-2012.html#10-01-2012

I should probably provide more info than that.

I started trying to bootstrap Gentoo but the project was badly damaged  
by Debian refugees landing on it around 2006. I started typing that  
here and instead wrote up a thing about it in my blog:


I'm still interested in bootstrapping distros under Aboriginal Linux.  
I've got a stale Linux From Scratch 6.8 with a pending contribution I  
need to triage and integrate to update that to 7.3.

I did a "Beyond linux from scratch" subset for Qualcomm in 2011 but  
that code belonged to qualcomm and like all proprietary code I've ever  
worked on was abandoned and buried in a sea trench when I left, never  
to be seen again.

Red Hat is "pointy hair linux" (and SuSE is diet pointy hair linux), I  
had an existing blog entry about that:


(I have a todo item to see if "zypper" helps out there. There's a bunch  
of layers built on top of this stuff. I couldn't make any sense of the  
Opensuse Build System...)

I also need to poke at debian/ubuntu, and maybe arch or slackware. And  
of course try to bootstrap buildroot and openembedded and such  
natively. (Using their package repositories but not their board  
description files. Neither one is really set up to decouple this...)

But really, toybox is eating my spare time for now...


More information about the Aboriginal mailing list