[Aboriginal] system-images 1.4.2: od is broken; bzip2 is missing

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Oct 5 21:02:48 PDT 2015

On 10/05/2015 06:28 AM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> On mips[el]:
> # echo Hello-hello-hello-hello | od -b
> 0000000 110 145 154 154 157 055 150 145 154 154 157 055 150 145 154 154
> 17767153361 157 055 150 145 154 154 157 012
> 0000000

It was because off_t varied in size and I was treating it as "int" in a
printf. My bad. Fix checked in to toybox, should be in the next
aboriginal release. (Maybe this weekend?)

> I noticed that system images no longer have bzip2.
> I think it was removed in an effort to reduce the number of tools
> necessary to the bare minimum?
> Maybe it's worth it. But just FYI, this did add another wrinkle to my use case.

Could you describe your use case a little more? If I have a build
control image to test against, I can try to make sure it still works
each release.

(I note that the x86-64 target has switched over to musl by default, and
other targets are likely to do the same in upcoming releases. I'm slowly
weaning off uClibc because it's dead. Yes I'm aware of uClibc-ng, which
strikes me as the ecommstation of libraries. That ship has sailed.)


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