Hello community, I've made Alpine Linux 3.3 build for armv5te [armel] architecture. There are quite a lot of ARMv5-based devices available around, such as LaCie / QNAP / Synology NASes or SheevaPlug / GuruPlug / DreamPlug plug computers, to name a few. Being an owner of an armv5-based NAS (D-Link DNS-325), i've made this build since Alpine seems to be much better suited for that kind of old hardware, than ArchLinuxARM (which I used to run before) or Debian. For example, minimal installation containing base system, utulities for handling mainstream filesystems / partitions, wired & wireless networking utilities, openssh, gnu screen, bash and midnight commander, took about 40 megabytes (without kernel), which is about 8 to 10 times less than minimal Debian or ArchLinuxARM system, and consumed significantly less memory (I don't remember the exact numbers). Binary packages are available here (HTTP only at the moment): http://anarch-linux.cf/alpine/v3.3/ <http://anarch-linux.cf/alpine/v3.3/main/armel/> Please note that all packages are signed by my own key, so considered untrusted, and you should run apk with --allow-untrusted option to install them. At the moment the following stuff is available in the repo: - alpine-base packages - build-base packages and the majority of alpine-sdk packages - utilities to deal with mainstream partitions & filesystems (ext2/3/4, btrfs, xfs, LVM, LUKS & TrueCrypt, ntfs-3g, vfat, gptfdisk, mdadm) - basic hardware handling stuff (eudev, pci-utils, usb-utils, smartmontools, hdparm) - bash, midnight commander, gnu screen, lynx, links, elinks (can't live without them) - basic networking stuff (dhcpcd, iputils, iproute2, iptables, openssh, rsync, utilities for wireless network connectivity) - all dependencies to rebuild all above, excluding X/GUI-related stuff (see note below) - some other random apps & utilities. The repo currently lacks: - binutils-gold (it breaks the build for some obscure reason) - gcc-ada packages (for various reasons i haven't manage to bootstrap ada compiler at the moment) - any kernels (work in progress: kernels for Marvell Kirkwood-based devices and for QEMU quest) - anything that requires X libraries, GUI toolkits or stuff like that (this build is intended primarily for headless usage on weak hardware without graphical capabilities, so I've disabled X/GUI-related components and dependencies for some packages, e.g. git or transmission) - perl-json, perl-libwww, ruby, ruby-augeas required by some split packages that were built (I was too lazy to find & remove them from the repo) - busybox.static binary not working, just segfaults. (i've rebuilt it several times on different systems, either cross-compiling and natively, using different gcc versions, but the result is always the same. Strange, but that binaries do run on armv6 & armv7 systems) - everything else So, right now you can install a minimal system, run it with some foreign kernel (e.g. extracted from Debian or ArchLinuxARM package), connect it to network, and build the stuff you need. This build required some additions/changes in gcc & musl APKBUILDs, i'll post patches here a bit later. I'll also keep you informed what's going on, since the work is not complete yet. So, enjoy.
On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM, my majesty <email@example.com> wrote: > > At the moment the following stuff is available in the repo: > ... > - build-base packages and the majority of alpine-sdk packages Actually, all except for cdrkit. > This build required some additions/changes in gcc & musl APKBUILDs, i'll > post patches here a bit later. Posted. --- Unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org Help: email@example.com ---