Here's another in the Aloofix series.
hah! Big surprise! Another workbench change!
So here's the story,
I've been noodling with several different distro development tools. I like several of them, but each has at least one attribute or another that drives me nuts.
This brings us to...
Version 0.8 of my workbench.
I ditched the distro builders altogether, opting for a 'hand-rolled' distribution.
To be sure, this is most likely how the other distribution building tools were created. *sigh*
As of this evening, I now have a bootable CD, a set of installation scripts run from the CD, and a HD that boots a basic distro. It's raw, but it works.
The HD distribution currently contains the following packages:
The CD image is 20MB. Approximately 16MB of this is a gzipped cpio payload for the HD installation. The vast majority of the payload is glibc.
Will there be a version 0.9 of the workbench? I sure hope not. With any luck, future revisions will simply be improvements in the level of automation for creating the images. Having said this...
For what it's worth, I did get a complete LAMP stack build using the previous workbench, but I wasn't in the mood to man-handle uclibc to get some of the more interesting scripting languages up and running.